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Apart from Amit Panghal, 25-year-old boxer from Rohtak, 9 more boxers have achieved Olympic quota.
After Indian female wrestler Vinesh Phogat, now boxer Amit Panghal has also achieved a big achievement. Both these athletes will enter the ring with the No. 1 seed as well as the No. 1 rank in their respective events. Vinesh is the number 1 wrestler in the 53 kg weight category. At the same time, according to the International Olympic Committee, Panghal is the number-1 men’s boxer in the 52 kg weight category.
With this, Panghal has become the first Indian boxer to land at number-1 rank and top seed in the Olympics. He had recently lost to Shakhobiddin Zoirov of Uzbekistan in the final of the Asian Championships. However, there was much controversy over this. Apart from the 25-year-old boxer Panghal from Rohtak, 9 more boxers have secured Olympic quota.
Apart from Panghal in the 52 kg category in the Olympics, these boxers:
1. Amit Panghal: India 2. Bilal Benama: France 3. Mohamed Flisi: Algeria 4. Hu Jianguan: China 5. Shakhobiddin Zoirov: Uzbekistan
Panghal has already defeated Bilal and Jianguan out of these 5 boxers. At the same time, they have lost in the last 3 matches against Zoirov. This is Panghal’s first Olympics. At the same time, Flissy is also participating in the first Olympics.
Mary Kom has been given 7th seed.
The biggest contingent of boxing is going to the Olympics
This time India’s biggest team in boxing is going to the Olympics. Among women, 6-time world champion Mary Kom has been seeded 7th in the 51kg category. He will face second seed Chang Yuan of China and third seed Huang Sao Wen of Chinese Taipei. At the same time, apart from them, Simranjit Kaur has been seeded 4th in 60 kg weight category, Lovlina Borgohain 5th seed in 69 kg category and Pooja Rani 8th in 75 kg category.
Apart from Panghal in men’s category, 4 more boxers
Apart from Panghal, Manish Kaushik has been seeded 18th in 63kg category, Vikas Yadav 10th in 69kg category, Ashish Kumar Chaudhary 9th in 75kg category and Satish Kumar 9th in 91kg category.
India also has high hopes from boxer development.
India won 15 medals in Asian Championship
Indian boxers won 15 medals in the recent Asian Championships held in Dubai. This is his best performance in this championship. This includes 2 Gold, 5 Silver and 8 Bronze medals. Pooja Rani was among those who won the gold. Whereas, Mary Kom and Amit Panghal had to be content with silver.