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Boxing at Tokyo Olympics: India's Ashish Kumar loses to China's Touheta Erbieke in R of 32

03:48 PM Jul 26, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

Tokyo, July 26: Boxer Ashish Kumar (75kg) bowed out of the men's middleweight (69-75kg) category event in the Tokyo Olympics after losing to China's Tuoheta Erbieke in the round of 32 here at the Kokugikan Arena on Monday. Touheta defeated Ashish 5-0 in the round of 32 match on Monday.

China's Touheta took the first round 5-0, and Ashish was put on the back foot straight away. A similar fate was in store in the next round, and hence chances of progressing to the next round looked slim for the Indian pugilist.

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Ashish was not able to come back in the final round, and he had to bow out of the Olympics.

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Mary Kom on Sunday had stormed into the Round of 16 of women's flyweight (48-51 kg) category after defeating Miguelina Garcia of the Dominican Republic in the round of 32. Mary Kom defeated Miguelina 4-1.

On Saturday, 29-year-old Vikas Krishnan lost his round of 32 match in the men's welterweight boxing event here in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics and as a result, he bowed out of the mega event.

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