Injured Vikas ousted from Olympics, loses opening bout to Japan’s Okazawa

Tokyo, Jul 24 (PTI): Indian boxer Vikas Krishan (69kg) was out-punched 0-5 and left with a bloodied eye by local favourite Sewonrets Quincy Mensah Okazawa as he bowed out of Olympics here on Saturday after fighting with a shoulder injury in the opening round.
The 29-year-old Vikas sustained a cut below his left eye in the high-voltage clash.
“During the last sparring session in Italy (before the team left for Tokyo), he injured his shoulder. He got treatment and we had hoped that he would be fine, he started without problem,” India’s High Performance Director Santiago Nieva told PTI referring to the team’s pre-Olympic training stint in Italy.
“But when he attempted a jab at Okazawa’s body, he hurt the shoulder again and could not use his left hand properly. He fought with one hand today,” the Swede added.

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