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Vijender Singh out of London Olympics

August 6, 2012 - London, United Kingdom

Indian boxer Vijender Singh's hopes of a medal at the 2012 London Olympics went down crashing as he failed to reach the semifinal in men's boxing middle weight 75kg category. Vijender lost his quarterfinal bout to Uzbekistan's Abbos Atoev 17-13. Vijender Singh gave a tough fight but found himself short at the ExCel Arena against the Uzbekistan opponent who was too strong for him.

Vijender Singh is one of the hopeful for a medal for India at the 2012 Olympics. He won the gold at the 2010 Asian Games and bronze at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Vijender also won bronze medals at the 2009 Milan World Amateur Boxing Championships and a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Vijender has beat Atoyev in the final of the 2010 Asian Games, but couldn't take the psychological advantage against his opponent. The first round was even at 3-3. Atoev raised his game to win the second round at 7-5. He went on to score another seven points to win in the final round. Abbos Atoev will next take on Ryota Murata of Japan on August 10. Murata beat Turkey's Adem Klucci 17-13 in the quarterfinals.

Earlier, Indian's MC Mary Kom assured another medal for India at the Olympics as she reached to the semi-finals of women's 51 kg category.

July 28Round of 32beat Kazakhstan's Danabek Suzhanov 14-10
August 2Round of 16beat USA's Terrell Gausha 16-15
August 6Quarterfinalslost to Uzbekistan's Abbos Atoev 17-13

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