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#Tokyo Olympics 2020 : M C Mary Kom, Panghal Qualify

Six-time World champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) and World number one Amit Panghal (52kg) qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, while Manish Kaushik (63kg) remained in the hunt for a Tokyo ticket despite losing his quarter-final bout in the Asia/Oceania Qualifiers, in Amman.

Second-seeded Mary Kom notched up a comfortable 5-0 win over Philippines’ Irish Magno in her quarter-final bout for a ticket to her second Olympic Games. She won a bronze in the 2012 London Olympics when women’s boxing was first introduced at the showpiece event.

The 37-year-old will square off against former Youth Olympics champion Yuan Chang of China in the semi-finals.

In the last Indian bout of the day, world bronze-medallist Simranjit Kaur (60kg) upstaged second seed Namuun Monkhor of Mongolia 5-0 to secure her first Olympic place.

With this, the number of Indian boxers securing Olympic berths went up to eight after Satish Kumar (+91kg), Pooja Rani (75kg), Vikas Krishan (69kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) and Ashish Kumar (75kg) advanced to the semi-finals.

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