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Injury forces boxer Vikas Krishan out of Asian Games semifinals

The 26-year-old, who suffered a cut on his eyelid, had to settle for the bronze medal

PTI Jakarta Published 31.08.18, 06:34 AM
Vikas Krishan during an earlier bout in the Asian Games.

Vikas Krishan during an earlier bout in the Asian Games. Twitter

Indian boxer Vikas Krishan (75kg) settled for a bronze medal in the Asian Games after a cut on his left eyelid led him to be declared medically unfit to fight his semifinal bout.

The 26-year-old, who was to take on Kazakhstan's Amankul Abilkhan in his last-four clash this evening, has, however, managed to script history by becoming the first Indian boxer to clinch three successive Asian Games medals.


He won a lightweight 60kg category gold in Guangzhou 2010, before winning a middle-weight bronze in the 2014 edition in Incheon.

Vikas sustained the cut during his pre-quarterfinal bout and the injury aggravated during his quarterfinal clash against China's Tuoheta Erbieke Tanglatihan.

He overcame the bleeding to assure himself a medal but was declared medically unfit for the semifinals by the team doctors here.


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