China: Boxer Akhil Kumar Fails to Make Semis

Beijing, Aug 18:
India's Akhil Kumar failed to make it to the semi-finals in the 54kg bantamweight class in the Olympics boxing competition. He was beaten by Republic of Moldova's Veaceslav Gojan 10-3 in the quarter-final in Beijing on Monday.

The Indian, who upset Russian world champion Sergey Vodopyanov in the earlier round, was at the receiving end for most of the contest.

After a reasonably good first two round, the Indian was unable to break through the defence of his opponent and paid the price in the last two rounds in which the Maldovan scored heavily.


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  • Anwar Varghese,

    Tue, Aug 19 2008

    ....Akhil Kumar are a hero brother!!! You already have inspired a lot of us.You have changed the face of boxing in India. You have done us proud.Next olympics me and my friends will come to London..."To watch youu Take the GOLD". God bless u brother....!!!

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