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Pooja Rani Won 33th Quota For India Rani Won 33th Quota For India

Pooja Rani becomes the first Indian boxer to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics as she beats Pornnipa Chutee by 5-0 in the QF of the women’s 75kg at the Asia-Oceania Oly qualifiers.

Taking full advantage of her long reach, Rani outpunched the inexperienced but determined Chutee. Five other boxers can also book their Tokyo Olympics 2020 berth today in their respective bouts. She became 65th Indian to book Tokyo Ticket across 7 Sports.

Rani has earlier clinched the gold medal at Olympic Test Event which was held last year in October-November. This will be her first Olympic Games. Rani is a three-time Asian medallist, the most recent of those medals being a gold earlier this year. Hailing from Haryana, the boxer is employed as an Income Tax inspector in the state government.

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She won the Gold medal in last year Asian Championship in Light heavyweight category but she cut down her weight by 6kg down to keep her Olympics dream alive and won the trail of Middleweight category. Pooja also has won Asian game bronze medal in Same 75kg category, she also has 2 Asian championship medal in same category.

Pooja Rani

29-year-old rani won the first round with all five judges rating it 10-9 in her favour. The story remained the same in the second round as she once again dominated her opponent and claimed the round with 10-9 from all the five judges. Things did not change much in the final round as Rani was able to clinch the Olympic spot with a final score of 30-27 by all five judges.

Pooja Rani will next face the reigning world and Asian champion Li Qian of China, who has the top billing in this category. Qian had no trouble beating Mongolia’s Myagmarjargal Munkhbat 5-0 in the opening bout of the day.

Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Vikas Krishan will square off against Japan’s Sewonrets Okazawa, the Asian silver-medallist who is seeded third in the ongoing event. Also, Sachin Kumar (81kg) will face China’s Chen Daxaing in another quarterfinal bout.

Rohan Sharma

Mechanical Engineer, Founder of Sportstalk24, Sports enthusiast from Himachal Pradesh. Fell in love with sports because of Leander Paes 

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