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

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.

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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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