Boxers Lovlina Bogohain, Pooja Rani & Vikas Krishan qualify for Tokyo Olympics

March 8, 2020: Lovlina Borgohain on Sunday defeated Uzbekistan's Maftunakhon Melieva in the women's 69kg category to give India their third Tokyo Olympic quota in boxing.

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Boxers Lovlina Bogohain, Pooja Rani & Vikas Krishan qualify for Tokyo Olympics

March 8, 2020: Lovlina Borgohain on Sunday defeated Uzbekistan's Maftunakhon Melieva in the women's 69kg category to give India their third Tokyo Olympic quota in boxing. The 2019 World Championships bronze medal-winning boxer defeated her opponent via a 5-0 unanimous decision.

Earlier, Vikas Krishan defeated Japan's Sewonrets Quincy Mensah Okazawa in the men's 69kg quarterfinals of the Asian Olympic qualifiers in Amman (Jordan) to book his spot in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. It was a hard-fought win for the Indian boxer as he had to stage a brilliant comeback after losing the first round of the bout. Sachin Kumar lost to China's Chen Daxaing in the quarterfinals of the 81kg men's category.

Pooja Rani also booked her spot after beating Thailand's Pomnipa Chutee in the 75 kg women category quarterfinals. She became the first Indian boxer to seal their berth in the 2020 Olympics.

Rani defeated her 18-year-old rival 5-0 to be assured of a medal as well as her maiden Olympic spot in the Asia/Oceania Qualifying Tournament. The 29-year-old will face the reigning world and Asian champion Li Qian of China in the semifinal encounter.

Three other boxers can now book their Tokyo Olympics 2020 berth in their respective bouts.

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