Tokyo Olympics 2020: World bronze medalist Manish Kaushik (63 kg) became the ninth Indian boxer to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics 2020. In the Asian Olympic qualifiers released in Amman on Wednesday, the Indian boxer defeated Harrison Garside of Australia in the box-off.
Manish Kaushik made it to the Khel Mahakumbh for the first time by defeating the Commonwealth Games champions and second seed Garside 4–1. The Indian boxer took an aggressive attitude from the beginning and attacked the Australian opponent, causing his blood to come out.
It was a replay of the 2018 Commonwealth Finals. The difference was that this time Kaushik became the winner. From the current tournament, the top six boxers in the 63 kg weight category could qualify for the Olympics. Both Kaushik and Garside lost in the quarter-finals.
Historic Moment for Indian Boxing!💪
🇮🇳 confirms 9⃣th #Olympic2020 spot as #ManishKaushik (63 kg) defeated HGarside of 🇦🇺 4⃣-1⃣in the box off final at the #AsianQualifiers.This is 🇮🇳’s highest ever representation to the #Olympics.Kudos Guys!@AjaySingh_SG @RijijuOffice #boxing pic.twitter.com/nkp73R6YBs
— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) March 11, 2020
Commonwealth Games champion Vikas Krishna (69 kg), who had earlier qualified for the Olympics, crashed out of the final of the Asia / Oceania boxing qualifiers on Wednesday due to an eye injury, which led to his satisfaction with the silver medal.
Apart from Kaushik and Vikas, Indian boxers who have qualified for the Olympics include MC Mary Kom (51 kg), Simranjit Kaur (60 kg), Lavlina Borgohain (69 kg), Pooja Rani (75 kg), Amit Panghal (52 kg). , Ashish Kumar (75 kg) and Satish Kumar (over 91 kg).
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