Tokyo Games: Amit Panghal Top-Seeded For Olympics, Simarjeet Kaur Fourth


Tokyo Games: Amit Panghal will be aiming for a medal in the upcoming Olympics.© AFP

World number one Indian boxing ace Amit Panghal has been provided the top seeding in the 52kg category, while Simranjit Kaur (60kg) used to be the lone woman pugilist from the country to be seeded at fourth for the Olympic Games starting July 23. The seedings were unveiled by the International Olympic Committee’s draws boxing task force, which is conducting the competition at the games. The draws will be unveiled on July 22. Panghal and Kaur are the only Indian boxers to receive a seeding in the Games.

While Panghal is the reigning Asian Games champion and a world championships silver-medallist, Kaur is a bronze-winner from world championships. Either one of them would be competing in their maiden Olympic Games. India would be represented by an unprecedented nine boxers — five men and four women — at the Games.

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