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Six Time World Champion MC Mary Kom Qualifies For Tokyo Olympics By Advancing To The Asian Qualifiers Semifinal

Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51 kg) qualified for the Tokyo Olympics by reaching the semi-finals of the Asian qualifier with an easy win over Irish Magno of the Philippines here on Monday. Second seed Maricom won the qualifier 5–0. Mary Kom won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics, when women’s boxing was first inducted into the league. Now the 37-year-old veteran boxer will face Yuan Chang of China, a former Youth Olympic champion, in the semi-finals. 

Before Mary Kom, World Championship silver winner Amit Panghal (52 kg), Commonwealth Games gold medalist Vikas Krishnan (69 kg), Asian Championship gold winner Pooja Rani (75 kg), Lavlina Bogorheen (69 kg), Ashish Kumar ( 75 kg) and Satish Kumar (91 kg plus) won their respective quarter-finals in the Asia / Oceania Olympic qualifier boxing tournament and advanced to the semi-finals. The environment. Also achieved the quota of Tokyo Olympics to be held this year. 

World Championship bronze medalist Manish Kaushik lost 63 kg. In this way, seven boxers from India reached the semi-finals and achieved the Olympic quota. On Monday, Amit Panghal defeated Karlo Palam of the Philippines 4–1 in the 52kg category to advance to the semi-finals where he would face China’s Hu Xiangguan. 

Earlier on Sunday, Vikas defeated the third seed Sevonrats Okazawa of Japan 5–0 in the 69 kg category to advance to the semi-finals and also achieved the Olympic quota. Vikas became the second Indian boxer after Vijender Singh to qualify for the Olympics thrice with this victory.

Pooja Rani too won the Olympic ticket by defeating Pomnipa Chuti of Thailand 5-0. Pooja became the first Indian boxer to qualify for Tokyo. She will play Olympics for the first time. Pooja will take on reigning world and Asian champions Li Qian of China in the semi-finals.


@MangteC shows the world how to win a bout as she booked her ticket for the second Olympic Games and stormed into the semis with a classic display of counter boxing against IMagno of 🇵🇭. She becomes the 7⃣🇮🇳 to book quota for #Tokyo2020. Congrats Champ. 👏#boxing

Lavlina won the Olympic quota by defeating Makhtunkhon Meliwa of Uzbekistan 5–0. Lavlina will also play the Olympics for the first time. Ashish defeated Michal Muskita of Indonesia 5–0 in 75 kg and gave the country the fourth Olympic quota. Satish defeated Otgonbayar Daivi of Mongolia 5–0 in the over 91kg category and gave India the fifth Olympic quota. 

Sachin Kumar lost in 81 kg. Sachin Kumar suffered a 2-3 defeat in a clash with China’s Dexing Chain. For Sachin, however, the doors for the Tokyo Olympics are not yet completely closed and he will get another chance to win the Tokyo Olympics quota. Five boxers will qualify while the boxer who lost in the quarterfinal will get one more chance.

In the women’s section, Sakshi lost 0-5 to Korea’s AG Im 0-5 in the quarterfinals of the 57 kg category on Monday. Manish had to face 2-3 in the 63kg win over Chinjorig Batarsukh of Mongolia. Manish is not completely out of the competition for Kota and he will get another chance.