Amit Panghal is one of the highest medal contenders for India on the Tokyo Olympics.© Twitter
Star Indian boxer Amit Panghal is one of the highest medal contenders among the many 9 boxers who’ve certified for the Tokyo Olympics, scheduled to kick begin on July 23. The Indian boxer who competes within the 52kg class will head into his maiden Olympic Games, ranked primary on this planet. Panghal introduced himself on the world stage when he bagged the silver medal in Australia again in 2018 on the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Panghal misplaced to Britain’s Galal Yafai within the gold medal bout.
In the identical 12 months on the Asian Games, Amit Panghal defeated Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan to clinch the gold medal.
In 2019, Panghal entered World Boxing Championships as a medal contender regardless of altering his weight class from 49kg to 52kg and he didn’t disappoint and scripted historical past by changing into the primary Indian male boxer to win a silver medal on the marquee occasion.
The Asian Games gold medallist suffered a 0-5 loss in opposition to Uzbekistan’s Shakhobidin Zoirov in Russia within the gold medal bout.
The teenager sealed his Olympic berth with a bronze medal within the Asian Olympic qualifiers after which bagged gold medal on the Boxing World Cup.
Panghal obtained a walkover from Germany’s Argishti Terteryan within the last of the World Cup.
Like legendary boxer Mary Kom, Panghal’s run as much as the Olympics has not gone in accordance with the plan.
In May this 12 months, Amit Panghal did not defend his title on the Asian Boxing Championships as he misplaced to Zoirov within the last.
This time it was a cut up choice in favour of the Uzbekistan boxer however India’s enchantment for a assessment of the choice was rejected by the jury.
Panghal together with the remaining of India’s Olympic-bound boxing contingent are at present coaching in Italy and will likely be hoping to place in a historic efficiency on the Games.