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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
    The referee lifts the hand of India's Vikas Krishan to announce him the winner over Charles Albert Shone Conwell of USA

    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's Vikas Krishan (red) fights Charles Albert Shone Conwell of USA in Preliminaries Men's Middle (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
    Vikas Krishan (red) fights Charles Albert Shone Conwell of USA in Preliminaries Men's Middle (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
    Vikas Krishan fights Charles Albert Shone Conwell of USA in Preliminaries Men's Middle (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
    Union Sport Minister Vijay Goyal congratulating Indian Boxer Vikas Krishan Yadav after his victory

    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
    Union Sport Minister Vijay Goyal congratulating Indian Boxer Vikas Krishan Yadav

    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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