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Mar 08, 2020
8:00PM

Pooja Rani, Vikas Krishan become first Indian boxers to qualify for Tokyo Olympics; advance to semifinals

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Asian champion Pooja Rani in the 75kg category and Vikas Krishan in 69kg category today became the first set of Indian boxers to qualify for Tokyo Olympics 2020. Both boxers advanced to the semifinals of the continental qualifiers at Amman in Jordan.

While fourth-seeded Rani notched up an easy 5-0 win over Thailand's Pornnipa Chutee while Krishan could win after a tough encounter defeating Japanese Sewonrets Okazawa. 


Rani secured her maiden Olympic spot while Krishan will be making his third successive appearance at the quadrennial showpiece, scheduled in July-August.


Rani will next face the reigning world and Asian champion Li Qian of China, who has the top billing in this category. 

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