Tokyo Olympics 2020: Injured boxer Vikas Krishan forced out of Asian qualifiers final, ends campaign with silver medal

Olympic-bound Commonwealth Games champion Vikas Krishan (69kg) signed off with a silver medal at the Asia/Oceania Qualifiers after an eye injury forced him to pull out of the final

Press Trust of India March 11, 2020 12:21:07 IST
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Injured boxer Vikas Krishan forced out of Asian qualifiers final, ends campaign with silver medal
  • Olympic-bound Commonwealth Games champion Vikas Krishan (69kg) signed off with a silver medal at the Asia/Oceania Qualifiers after an eye injury forced him to pull out of the final

  • Krishan, a world and Asian medallist, was to take on Jordan's Zeyad Eashash in the summit clash.

  • He defeated second seed Ablaikhan Zhussupov of Kazakhstan, a two-time world bronze-medallist, in the semi-finals on Tuesday.

Amman (Jordan): Olympic-bound Commonwealth Games champion Vikas Krishan (69kg) signed off with a silver medal at the Asia/Oceania Qualifiers after an eye injury forced him to pull out of the final on Wednesday.

Krishan, a world and Asian medallist, was to take on Jordan's Zeyad Eashash in the summit clash.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Injured boxer Vikas Krishan forced out of Asian qualifiers final ends campaign with silver medal

File image of Vikas Krishan. AFP

"He will not compete because of the cut. He has been told by the doctors to pull out," a source close to the boxer told PTI.

He defeated second seed Ablaikhan Zhussupov of Kazakhstan, a two-time world bronze-medallist, in the semi-finals on Tuesday.

He sustained a cut on his left eyelid in the second round of the bout before claiming a split decision victory.

He, along with seven other Indians, secured a Tokyo Olympics ticket by making the semi-finals of the ongoing qualifiers.

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