Mary Kom is participating in a tournament for the first time after achieving the Olympic quota. She will take on Italian Giordana Sorrentino in her opening match on Wednesday.
In Boxam International tournament being played in Spain, 12 boxers including 6-time world champion Mary Kom and Asian Games gold medalist Amit Panghal have got direct quarter-final entry. Of these, 4 got a bye in the first match. In this tournament, 14 boxers from India are participating, including 9 boxers who have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.
Mary Kom enters the ring after securing Olympic quota
Mary Kom is participating in a tournament for the first time after achieving the Olympic quota. She will take on Italian Giordana Sorrentino in her first match on Wednesday. At the same time, Amit Panghal, who won the gold medal in the World Cup in December last year, got a bye in the first round. Now they will directly face Grabial Escobar in the quarter-finals.
Vikas Krishnan also got Bai
Vikas Krishnan also reached the quarter-finals after getting a bye in the 69kg category. He will take on Italian boxer Vincenzo Mangiacapre on Wednesday. Satish Kumar (+91 kg), who won the quota for the first time in heavy weight, has also reached the quarter-finals.
Manish is returning after injury
Manish Kaushik, who is returning after injury, will take on Abdelaui Reddoune in the quarter-finals in the 63kg category. Kaushik has also won the Olympic quota. Sanjeet, who came into the limelight after winning the gold medal in the 2019 Indian Open, also managed to make it to the top-8 in 91 kg. Mohammed Hussamuddin also reached the quarter-finals in 57 kg.
Sumit Sangwan returns after doping suspension
Asian Games silver medalist Ashish Kumar, who qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in the 75 kg category and Sumit Sangwan in the 81 kg, will also play their first match of the tournament in the quarter-finals. Sangwan is making a comeback after doping suspension. He has represented the country at the London Olympics.
Jasmin and Manisha also got Bai
Among women, Jasmin, Manisha have also reached the quarter-finals in the 57 kg category after getting a bye. Apart from these, Simranjeet Kaur (69 kg), Lovina Borgohin and Pooja Rani (75 kg), who have won the Olympic quota, have also qualified for the quarter-finals.
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