Boxers Manoj Kumar (64kg) and Vikas Krishan Yadav (75kg) on June 23 became India’s latest pugilist to qualify for the Rio Olympics, when the two won their respective quarterfinal bouts in the ongoing AIBA World Olympic qualification tournament.
Boxer Vikas Krishan Yadav Indian Express
While Manoj won against Tajikistan’s Rakhimov Shakvakatdzhon 3-0, Krishan won his match against Korea’s Lee Dongyun by a similar margin of 3-0.
Boxer Manoj Kumar Reuters
In addition, despite his loss boxer Sumit Sangwan (81kg) is also in the hunt for the Olympics Quota as the fifth available spot in his category will go to one lucky quarter-final loser, whose opponent goes on to win the gold medal.
Boxer Shiva Thapa Indian Express
Thapa had qualified after defeating Kazakhstan’s Kairat Yeraliev in the bantamweight finals of the Asia and Oceania Olympic qualifiers.
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