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Rio olympics 2016: Boxer Vikas Krishan advances to pre-quarters

  • Rio olympics 2016, Vikas Krishan Yadav, Boxer Vikas Krishan, Boxing, Men's Middle, Summer Olympics 2016, Rio de Janeiro
    TherefereeliftsthehandofIndia'sVikasKrishantoannouncehimthewinneroverCharlesAlbertShoneConwellofUSA

    Former Asian Games gold medallist Vikas Krishan (75kg) gave a perfect start to India's boxing campaign in the Olympics

  • Rio olympics 2016, Vikas Krishan Yadav, Boxer Vikas Krishan, Boxing, Men's Middle, Summer Olympics 2016, Rio de Janeiro
    India'sVikasKrishan(red)fightsCharlesAlbertShoneConwellofUSAinPreliminariesMen'sMiddle(75Kg)

    beating American greenhorn Charles Conwell to enter the pre-quarterfinals

  • Rio olympics 2016, Vikas Krishan Yadav, Boxer Vikas Krishan, Boxing, Men's Middle, Summer Olympics 2016, Rio de Janeiro
    VikasKrishan(red)fightsCharlesAlbertShoneConwellofUSAinPreliminariesMen'sMiddle(75Kg)

    The 24-year-old Vikas defeated the Olympic debutant 3-0 in his opening contest, which came alive only in the final three minutes, to make the last-16.

  • Rio olympics 2016, Vikas Krishan Yadav, Boxer Vikas Krishan, Boxing, Men's Middle, Summer Olympics 2016, Rio de Janeiro
    VikasKrishanfightsCharlesAlbertShoneConwellofUSAinPreliminariesMen'sMiddle(75Kg)

    The 18-year-old Conwell, who walked in to hostile boos from the local crowd, struggled to launch an attack on the Indian in the opening round.

  • Rio olympics 2016, Vikas Krishan Yadav, Boxer Vikas Krishan, Boxing, Men's Middle, Summer Olympics 2016, Rio de Janeiro
    UnionSportMinisterVijayGoyalcongratulatingIndianBoxerVikasKrishanYadavafterhisvictory

    Vikas, on the other hand, used his right straights and uppercuts to good effect in the first three minutes

  • Rio olympics 2016, Vikas Krishan Yadav, Boxer Vikas Krishan, Boxing, Men's Middle, Summer Olympics 2016, Rio de Janeiro
    UnionSportMinisterVijayGoyalcongratulatingIndianBoxerVikasKrishanYadav

    Vikas dropped his guard quite early in the bout but Conwell's attempts at capitalising on it did not quite work out as he landed into a well-laid trap by the counter-attacking Indian.

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