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Asian Games 2023: Parveen Hooda secures Paris Olympics quota, assures India a boxing medal after reaching semi-finals

Parveen, the reigning Asian champion was in her components from the phrase go, utilizing her lengthy arms to throw punches from a distance and management the proceedings. Picture : X / @BFI_official

Hangzhou: World Championship bronze medallist boxer Parveen Hooda assured India of a medal and likewise grabbed a Paris Olympic quota by shifting into the 57kg semifinals within the Asian Video games right here on Sunday.

Parveen, who gained the bronze medal within the 63kg on the 2022 World Boxing Championships, defeated Uzbekistan’s Sitora Turdibekova by unanimous verdict within the quarter-final.

Commonwealth Video games bronze medallist Jaismine Lamboria, nonetheless, crashed out of the 60kg contest after conceding a second spherical RSC (referee stops contest) to North Korean boxer Gained Ungyong in her quarterfinal bout.

Parveen, the reigning Asian champion was in her components from the phrase go, utilizing her lengthy arms to throw punches from a distance and management the proceedings.

She switched between the left jab and the proper cross to unnerve the 21-year-old Uzbek.

Parveen fought a strategic bout as after occurring the offensive within the opening spherical, she waited for Turdibekova to return ahead, solely to pummel her with correct scoring punches.

Turdibekova did make a robust comeback by touchdown a number of blows on Parveen, but it surely wasn’t sufficient to persuade the judges to rule the bout in her favour.

After successful the primary spherical 5-0, Jaismine requested for her head gear to be adjusted however as soon as that was carried out, the Indian misplaced focus as she was hit by a collection of hooks and jabs by Gained.

Jaismine misplaced power, changing into a standing goal for Gained because the referee gave the Indian three standing counts in lower than a minute earlier than calling off the competition.

The 2-time world champion Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Preeti Pawar (54kg), Lovlina Borgohain (75kg ) and Narender Berwal (+92kg) have already secured Olympic quotas of their respective classes.

In girls’s occasions, the semifinalists within the 50kg, 54kg, 57kg, and 60kg, in addition to the finalists within the 66kg and 75kg, will qualify for the Paris Olympics.

The gold and silver medallists in every of the seven weight divisions within the males’s occasion will obtain Olympic quotas.

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