Indian pugilists stumble in quarterfinals
- Dallas shooting LIVE: 5 cops killed, suspect claims many bombs in vicinity
- 'Worst nightmare has happened': Dallas Mayor after horrific shooting
- Excessive force can't be used by Army or police even in AFSPA areas, rules Supreme Court
- Dallas shooting: How people on Twitter reacted
- Maharashtra: Fadnavis expands cabinet, 11 sworn-in, Uddhav skips
Indian boxers will return empty-handed from the World Championships for the first time in four years after none of the five quarterfinalists managed to make the semifinal of the biennial mega-event.
After the afternoon losses of fourth seed Shiva Thapa (56kg) and sixth seed Manoj Kumar, Vikash Malik (60kg) and Sumit Sangwan (81kg) also lost their quarterfinal bouts in the evening session.
Satish Kumar (+91kg), meanwhile, was declared medically unfit to fight after sustaining a cut above his right eye in the pre-quarters on Tuesday.
While fourth seed Shiva went down to Azerbaijan's Javid Chalabiyev, sixth seed Manoj was defeated by Cuba's Yasnier Lopez. Both the boxers lost by a similar margin of 0-3.
Later in the second session, Vikash lost 0-3 to fourth seeded Brazillian Robson Conceicao, a Pan-American Games
silver-medallist. Sumit (81kg), on the other hand, went down to world number one and top seed Adilbek Niyazymbetov of Kazakhstan.
Shiva was the first to take the ring and made an energetic start, showcasing some fine ring craft to wriggle out when cornered but Chalabiyev's aggression impressed the judges, who gave first round unanimously to Chalabiyev. In the second round, both the boxers tried to counter-attack but ended up clinching . Chalabiyev managed to have the upperhand in this round too.
- A note for Mr Prakash Javadekar
- Brexit vote shows democracy can defeat itself
- Founder of the Aligarh Muslim University wanted it to be a non-sectarian institution
- Retrogressive tendencies unleashed by the Emergency have gained an upper-hand
- PM Modi’s new team shows his capacity to think politically
- Across the Muslim world, Zakir Naik promotes religious prejudice, if not hatred