Tokyo Olympics: Boxer Pooja Rani Enters Quarter finals


Guwahati: India’s Pooja Rani defeated Ichrak Chaib of Algeria 5-0 in the Round of 16 and advanced to the last 8 of the women’s Middle (69-75kg) category.

Pooja Rani, the reigning Asian champion and the first Indian athlete to qualify for the Olympics, won by a unanimous 5-0 decision against her 20-year-old opponent to move one step closer towards assuring herself and India of a medal.

Pooja used all her experience to control the three-round bout against Chaib, who showed plenty of heart and energy but kept swinging wildly and missed her target.


Pooja had qualified for the Tokyo Olympics with a 50 win over Pornnipa Chutee in the quarter-final of the womenโ€™s 75 kg at the Asia-Oceania Olympic qualifiers last year.