Beijing: Third Medal for India, Vijender Wins Bronze


Beijing, Aug 20: Boxer Vijender Singh ensured another medal for India at the Beijing Olympics when he outpunched Carlos Gongora of Ecuador in the quarterfinal of the 75kg category bout on Wednesday.

With this victory, he is now assured of at least a bronze medal.

The Bhiwani pugilist, one of India's best medal hopes, was ahead in all the four rounds and clinched the bout 9-4. The Ecuadorean had no answer to his rival's flurry of punches and trailed 1-4 in the second round.

Vijender made the difference with his left-hand jabs and crucial uppercuts to which Carlos had no answer.

With the score reading 7-2 in favour of Vijender after the penultimate round, the Ecuadorean needed to go all out in the fourth and final round. He did manage to close the gap but Vijender's evading tactics and excellent footwork won him the bout.

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  • K.Vishwanath, Yeyyadi, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 21 2008

    Boxer Vijender my respectful wishes to you and Salute for defeating Mr Carlos Gongora in Quarter final round. You  did excellent job to keep the Indian Flag fly  High.I hope you are gaining Semi final/Final & expecting Gold punch. God bless you for each round.

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  • SR.FLEVY D'SOUZA, Kulur, Mangalore/ Tanzania, East Africa

    Thu, Aug 21 2008

    Congrats Vijendra! You made us feel proud. Keep it up!

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  • R.T.Shetty, Doha, Qatar

    Thu, Aug 21 2008

    This si wrong news article. Vijender is still in contention for Gold or silver. Even if he losses bronze is gurranted. Hence "vijendra Wins Bronze is not correct

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  • carol, Udupi

    Thu, Aug 21 2008

    Congrats Mr. Viji. Well Done boy, made India proud and go for Gold punch. All the very best.

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  • Manjunatha C.N., Kasaragodu/Bengaluru

    Thu, Aug 21 2008

    Wonderful effort.So thru Vijendera's valiant effort, India has entered the world boxing arena.I saw the whole match. Hip hip hurrah. We are proud of you Vijendra.Wish you all the best for the future and may god help you in winnig a gold for us. Keep going.

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  • mithila, udupi

    Thu, Aug 21 2008

    Congatulations. Well done Vijender. Keep the Indian flag high.. thanks dude very very much we hope for gold

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