• Monday, August 15, 2022

BOXING

Vikas makes history but no Kom, no medals for India women

Krishan Vikas

By: Sarwar Alam

Krishan Vikas made history on Wednesday (29) when he became the first Indian to win three Asian Games boxing medals. But the nation’s women, devoid of the legendary five times world champion “Magnificent” Mary Kom, will go home empty-handed for the first time since their sport was introduced in 2010. The 2010 gold medallist in Guangzhou, Vikas won a bronze four years ago and had to draw on all his experience in Jakarta after suffering a nasty cut over his right eye early in his middleweight (75kg) quarter-final against China’s Erbieke Tanglatihan. India’s last woman standing, flyweight Sarjubala Devi, could…

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