Olympics Update: Amit Panghal crashes out of Olympics


Posted on 31 July 2021


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In a gruelling pre-quarterfinal match here on July 31, Indian boxer Amit Panghal (52 kg) crashed out of the Olympics with a shocking 1-4 loss to Rio Games silver medalist Yuberjen Martinez, who was overwhelmed by the Colombian's relentless attacks and pace. The world number one, who was making his Games debut and was seeded first, obtained a farewell. Despite this defeat, Panghal, 25, remains one of India's most successful boxers in recent years, having won a gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games and an incredible silver medal at the 2019 World Championships.


Key Points


  • In a gruelling pre-quarterfinal match here on July 31, Indian boxer Amit Panghal (52 kg) crashed out of the Olympics with a shocking 1-4 loss to Rio Games silver medalist Yuberjen Martinez.

  • Despite this defeat, Panghal, 25, remains one of India's most successful boxers in recent years.


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