Amman: Six-time international champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) and international primary Amit Panghal (52kg) certified for the Olympic Video games right here on Monday (March 9, 2020).
2d-seeded Mary Kom notched up a comfy 5-Zero win over Philippines’ Irish Magno in her quarterfinal bout for a price ticket to her 2d Olympic Video games.
She gained a bronze within the 2012 London Olympics when ladies’s boxing was once first presented on the showpiece.
The 37-year-old will sq. off towards China’s Yuan Chang within the semifinals. Chang is a former Adolescence Olympics champion.
Previous, international silver-medallist and best seed Panghal edged out acquainted foe Carlo Paalam of Philippines in a 4-1 break up verdict to be confident of his maiden Olympic look and a medal on the qualifiers.
“I commit my Olympic quota to my uncle Raj Narayan, it is his birthday and he’s somebody who offers me a large number of braveness,” mentioned Panghal after his bout.
Panghal began India’s successful run on Monday via managing to drag off a detailed win.
The 23-year-old, who’s the reigning Asian Video games and Asian Championships gold-medallist, had previous overwhelmed Paalam within the semifinals of the 2018 Asian Video games and the quarterfinals of the 2019 international championships, that have been additionally break up selections.
“I adopted the directions given via my coaches. I ensured that he did not get on best of me. I believe I used to be lovely constant in all 3 rounds,” Panghal mentioned.
Subsequent up for Panghal is China’s Jianguan Hu, who surprised international bronze-medallist and fourth seed Kazakh Saken Bibossinov 5-0.
“I’ve overwhelmed him within the Asian Championships and I know the way to get the simpler of him,” Panghal mentioned of his subsequent opponent.
The Haryana lad did not precisely take a look at his best possible right through the bout however his trademark counter-attacking sport fetched him the specified end result towards a rival, who’s difficult him extra with each and every contemporary come across.
Mary Kom, alternatively, put out a near-perfect efficiency towards the very competitive Magno. The Manipuri dictated the tempo of the bout, drawing from her massive reservoir of revel in to position Magon at the backfoot with an overly efficient counter-attacking technique.