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Tokyo Olympics: Vikas Krishnan loses round of 32 clash, bows out of boxing event

ANI | Updated: Jul 24, 2021 16:34 IST


Tokyo [Japan], July 24 (ANI): 29-year-old Vikas Krishnan on Saturday lost his round of 32 match in the men's welterweight boxing event here in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics and as a result, he has bowed out of the mega event.
Japan's Mensah Okazawa defeated Krishnan 5-0 in the round of 32 match here at the Kokugikan Arena.
In Round 1, all five judges gave 10 points to Japan's Okazawa while Krishnan got 9 points from all five judges and as a result, the Indian boxer was trailing.

The same fate followed in Round 2, and by the end, Krishnan was left with a humongous task in the third and final round.
Krishnan was not able to outclass his Japanese opponent in Round 3 and as a result, he had to bow out of Tokyo Olympics.
On Sunday, pugilists Mary Kom and Manish Kaushik will be in action. (ANI)

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