Big news has come for India from Tokyo Olympics, as Indian boxer Satish Kumar, who comes from UP, has reached the quarter-finals. With this victory, Satish has reached the last 8 and he is just one step away from winning the medal. The Indian boxer defeated Jamaica’s Ricardo Brown by 4-1 in the last-16 match of the 91kg category.
Satish Kumar took advantage of Jamaican boxer Brown’s poor footwork and won the match. Now Satish will face Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan in the quarterfinals. Bakhodir Jalolov is the current world and Asian champion. Jalolov defeated Mahammad Abdullayev of Azerbaijan by 5. 0.
Boxer Satish Kumar faced Brown Ricardo of Jamaica. The first set of this round of 16 match was won by the Indian player with a red corner 10-9 and got off to a great start. The second set was a bit close. Brown of Jamaica tried to make a comeback but the Indian boxer appeared in the lead here too. Satish Kumar defeated Jamaica’s Ricardo Brown by 4-1 to reach the quarter-finals. Now, this player is just one step away from the medal.
Satish, a resident of Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh, is in the army. Satish used to play Kabaddi earlier. Seeing his good body stature, the army coaches gave him a chance to play boxing.
This is the first time that an Indian boxer is representing India in an Olympic event in the heavyweight category. And seeing the way Satish Kumar fought in the Olympic ring in his very first match, the hope of a medal has awakened.