There was disappointment in the boxing arena when former Asian Games gold-medallist Vikas (75kg) lost to second seed Bektemir Melikuziev in the quarterfinals, which put an end to India’s boxing challenge. This is the first time in eight years that India will go medal-less at the Games in boxing. order baclofen online cheap, generic zithromax.
One win away from an Olympic medal for India, Vikas surrendered rather tamely to Melikuziev, going down 0-3 to end Indiaa��s boxing campaign in the Games without a medal.
a�?Ia��m really sorry to have let you down. I tried to clinch the issue in the first round. But once he took the first round, it was very difficult to come back, and I almost gave up,a�? said an emotional Vikas.
Shiva Thapa (56kg) and Manoj Kumar (64kg) are already out of the competition, and Vikasa�� loss on ended Indiaa��s campaign in the boxing arena at the Games.
This is the second successive time male boxers have failed to secure a medal, as the 2012 bronze medal was won by M C Mary Kom (51kg). Therefore, Vijender Singh (75kg), the bronze medallist at the 2008 Beijing Games, remains the first and only Indian male boxer to have secured an Olympic medal.
The cautious Indian hesitated in opening the attack in the first round, while Melikuziev scored freely with his destructive left hand.
The second round did not get any better for Vikas as Melikuziev was in compete control of the bout, using his right jab effectively. One such blow led to Vikas spitting his gum-shield out, and was soon left dazed with a left hook from Melikuziev.
Given the power and precision of the Uzbeka��s knocks, two of the judges ruled 10-8 in his favour in the second round giving him the lead.
Vikas was struggling to keep his balance after the pounding in the first two rounds, and was not able to keep up with the 20-year olds power hitting in the last 3 minutes.
In the end, it was nearly a stroll for Melikuziev who had the upper hand against Vikas since the start of the match.