Indian Boxer Amit Panghal Qualifies For Paris Olympics

Bangkok: India’s World Championships silver medallist Amit Panghal on Sunday qualified for the Paris Olympics by defeating China’s Chuang Liu in 51 kg quarterfinals of Bangkok’s 2nd World Qualification Tournament.

He notched a hard-fought 5-0 win over his Liu for a ticket to his second Olympic Games, PTI reported.

With this, he joins the league of Nishant Dev (71kg), Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Preeti Pawar (54kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (75kg). All of them have booked Olympic berths.

Panghel (28), the 2018 Asian Games champion, is India’s only male world championship silver medalist. He is the second Indian male boxer to qualify for the 2024 Olympics after Nishant Dev, who booked his ticket beating Moldova’s Vasile Cebotari 5-0 in the men’s 71 kg event.

Jaismine Lamboria and Sachin Siwach (both 57kg) will also look to secure Olympic quotas later in the day.



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