Asian Games: Boxer Parveen Hooda seals Paris Olympics quota, assures India of a medal | Asian Games 2023 News

NEW DELHI: Indian boxer Parveen Hooda, a bronze medallist on the World Championships, has assured India a medal on the Asian Video games and secured a quota for the Paris Olympics. Competing within the 57kg class, Parveen Hooda clinched a spot within the semifinals with a unanimous verdict victory over Uzbekistan’s Sitora Turdibekova.
The reigning Asian champion showcased her prowess from the outset, utilizing her lengthy attain to ship punches from a distance and management the match. Hooda seamlessly switched between the left jab and proper cross, maintaining her opponent, the 21-year-old Uzbek, off steadiness.
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Parveen employed a strategic method, initially taking an offensive stance within the opening spherical earlier than adapting to Turdibekova’s actions, in the end touchdown exact scoring punches.
Whereas Turdibekova made a powerful comeback by touchdown a number of blows on Hooda, it wasn’t sufficient to sway the judges in her favour, leading to a victory for the Indian boxer.

Along with Parveen Hooda, a number of different Indian boxers have already secured Olympic quotas of their respective weight classes. These embody two-time world champion Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Preeti Pawar (54kg), Lovlina Borgohain (75kg), and Narender Berwal (+92kg).
In girls’s occasions on the Asian Video games, semifinalists within the 50kg, 54kg, 57kg, and 60kg classes, in addition to finalists within the 66kg and 75kg, will earn qualification spots for the Paris Olympics.
For the boys’s occasion, gold and silver medallists in every of the seven weight divisions will safe Olympic quotas, making the Asian Video games a essential milestone on the highway to the 2024 Paris Olympics for these proficient boxers.
(With PTI inputs)

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