Tokyo Olympics: Boxer Pooja Rani was eliminated from women’s middleweight quarterfinals.© AFP
Pooja needed a comeback in the last round but she couldn’t weather the storm as Li Qian won the final round again with a similar scoreline to end the Indian boxer’s campaign.
Earlier in the day, top-seed Amit Panghal crashed out of the showpiece event after losing to Colombia’s Yuberjen Martinez in men’s Flyweight (48-52kg).
Martinez overpowered Panghal in the last two rounds of the bout to clinch the match by a split decision of 4-1 to progress into the quarterfinals. This was Amit’s first game at the showpiece event.
Earlier this week, Mary Kom, the face of India’s boxing contingent, faced a shocking defeat — split decision — at the hands of Colombia’s Ingrit Valencia to bow out from mega sporting event.
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