Missed the opportunity to become the fourth female boxer to win a medal
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) | Indian women’s boxer Pooja Rani (75kg) suffered a 0-5 defeat at the hands of China’s Qian Li in the quarter-finals of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics here. This was Pooja’s first Olympics and she was one step away from winning a medal in her debut Olympics. Had she won this match, she would have ensured at least a bronze medal for the country. But second seed Qian defeated her in a one-sided contest and with Pooja’s defeat, her hopes of getting a medal were dashed.
Rio Olympic bronze medalist Kian dominated Pooja from the first round and impressed the five judges in all three rounds. Qian was given 10-10 points in all three rounds by the five judges. Pooja got nine points each from five judges in the first two rounds, while in the third round barring one judge, the other four gave her nine points each and one judge gave eight points. Pooja had the opportunity to become the fourth boxer after MC Mary Kom, Vijender Singh and Lovleen Borgohain to win a medal at the Olympics.
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