Olympic Qualifiers: Indian Boxer continue their good show

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Ashish Kumar has been impressive in Olympic qualifiers

Indian boxer remained undefeated in the Olympic Qualifiers in Jordan. Five Indian boxers have made it to quarterfinals . In men’s section Ashish Kumar (75kg), Manish Kaushik (63 Kg) and Sachin Kumar (81kg) advance into the quarterfinals. In women’s section Simranjit Kaur (60kg) and Sakshi Chaudhary (57kg) notched up hard-fought victories to enter the quarterfinals. All of them, now need one more win to secure their Tokyo Olympic tickets.

Ashish outpunched 4th seed

Asian silver medallist Ashish Kumar (75kg) sailed into the quarterfinals of the continental Olympic Qualifiers for boxing with a thumping win over fourth-seeded Kyrgyz Omurbek Bekzhigit Uulu in the last-16 stage here on Thursday. Ashish prevailed 5-0 in the mostly lop-sided contest to set up a clash with Indonesia’s Maikhel Roberrd Muskita whom he defeated in Asian championship quarterfinal.

Manish Kaushik dominating show

World Championships bronze medallist Manish Kaushik outpunched Chinese Taipei’s Lai Chu-En 5-0 to move into the quarter-finals of the 63 Kg weight category. Manish Kaushik was impressive in his opening bout against Chinese Taipei’s Lai Chu-En.

Showing his sharpness, Kaushik rode on his barrage of attacking punches to sail away to a commanding victory. He next faces third seed and Asian Games silver medallist Chinzorig Baatarsukh of Mongolia for a place in the semis.

Sachin Kumar (81kg) thrashed Samoa’s Ioapa Dee by 5-0.

Sakshi and Simranjit in quarters

Simranjit Kaur (60kg) and Sakshi Chaudhary (57kg) notched up hard-fought victories to enter the quarterfinals. World Championships bronze-medallist Simranjit defeated Kazakhstan’s Rimma Volossenko 5-0. Simranjit’s next opponent would be second seed Namuun Monkhor of Mongolia, who won a bronze medal in the Asian Championships last year

Former junior world champion Sakshi stunned Asian silver-medallist and fourth seed Nilawan Techasuep of Thailand in a split 4-1 verdict. The 19-year-old Sakshi, a two-time youth world champion will next be up against Korea’s Im Aeji on March 9

Today, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Vikas Krishan (69kg) and Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Naman Tanwar (91kg) will start their quest for Tokyo ticket

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