Saturday’s boxer Pooja Rani (75kg) was beaten by China’s Lee Chen when the Indians bowed from the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. Li Chen won the match 5-0. After defeating Pooja, Chinese boxers advanced to the semi-finals of the showpiece event.
Rio bronze medalist got off to a good start by winning the first round. All five judges gave her 10 and Pooja scored 9 points. Chinese boxers took the first round 5-0 against Puja. In the second round, Li Chen duplicated the same and did not allow Pooja to get over her.
Ace Boxer clinched an essay to an Indian boxer 5-0.
Pooja needed a comeback in the final round, but she couldn’t survive the storm as Li Chen won the final round again with a similar scoreline to end the Indian boxer’s campaign.
Earlier that day, top-seeded Amit Panghal crashed from the showpiece event after losing to Colombia’s Juberjen Martinez in the men’s flyweight (48-52 kg). Martinez overwhelmed Pangal in the last two rounds of the match and closed the match with a 4-1 split decision to advance to the quarterfinals.
This was Amit’s first game at a showpiece event. Earlier this week, Mary Kom, the face of Indian boxing squad, faced a shocking defeat (split decision) to withdraw from a megasport event at the hands of Colombia’s Ingrid Lorena.
Boxer Poojarani bows after losing to Lee Chen in the quarterfinals
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