Tokyo Olympics: Boxer Satish Kumar Seals A Victory On His Olympic Debut, Advances Into Quarterfinals
On Thursday, boxer Satish Kumar defeated the Jamaican-based Ricardo Brown by 4-1. With this great knock, the Indian boxer has made his way into the quarterfinals.
Leaving aside some fallbacks, Day 6 of the Tokyo Games was quite fruitful for the Indian side. In different arenas, the Indian athletes have made it into the top eights, raising our expectations for another medal. One such name is Satish Kumar who won his first bout in Tokyo Olympics and has advanced into the quarterfinals. Satish beat the Jamaican boxer, Ricardo Brown, by 4-1 in the ’round of 16′ match. With that, he’s just a few steps away from clinching a medal.
On Thursday, Satish Kumar faced his opponent Ricardo Brown in the boxing ring. The two were making their debut at the Olympics and did put up a great fight. While the Jamaican boxer tried to take the charge with his aggressive tactics, Kumar’s impressive footwork helped him duck the rival’s solid punches. Later on, the game turned lop-sided with Kumar getting into the attacking mode, taking an advantage of Brown’s poor footwork.
After some noteworthy attacking techniques, Kumar sealed the game. He became the first Indian to qualify in the men’s superheavyweight category. Earlier, the Indian boxer had missed out on qualifying for Rio Olympics by closest margins. However, he reserved his place in the Tokyo Games by bagging a bronze medal in the Asian Olympic Qualifiers. Now, for the quarterfinals, Kumar will face Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov on August 1.
Talking about other major highlights of Day 6, Indian badminton star PV Sindhu beat Mia Blichfeldt in straight games to make it into the quarters. Also, the Indian hockey team has regained its hold over the game. They knocked out the Argentina team by 3-1, making their way into the quarterfinals. On the other hand, archer Atanu Das has reached pre-quarters by defeating Oh Jin-Hyek.
A major setback of Day 6 for the Indian side was Mary Kom’s defeat by a close margin. The veteran boxer put up a great fight but lost by 3-2 in the ’round of 16′ match.
Overall, the Indian team has given some remarkable performances in this Olympics campaign.
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