Tokyo Olympics 2020: Punjab-based boxer Simranjit Kaur loses opening bout to Thailand's Sudaporn Seesondee

The 29-year-old Seesondee is a two-time world championships medallist.

By Rajan Nath - July 30, 2021 9:07 am

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian boxer Simranjit Kaur (60kg) lost her opening bout to Thailand's Sudaporn Seesondee in the pre-quarterfinals from the Tokyo Olympic Games on Friday.

Debutant Simranjit Kaur was impressive in the opening round and seemed to have caught Sudaporn Seesondee on the back-foot with her approach. Likewise, she continued with a counter-attacking strategy.

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However, the judges ruled the first round unanimously in favour of Seesondee after which Simranjit went reckless in the second round. Despite a good attack in the third round, she was bowed out following a unanimous verdict.

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The 29-year-old Seesondee is a two-time world championships medallist. She has also won a silver in the 2018 Asian Games.

On Thursday, the six-time world champion M C Mary Kom lost it to Colombia’s Ingrit Valencia in Boxing Women’s Flyweight (48-51kg) Preliminaries Round of 16.

Meanwhile, Boxer Lovlina Borgohain on Friday assured a medal for India, defeating Chinese Taipei’s Nien-Chin Chen to reach women’s welterweight semifinals.

Lovlina Borgohain will take on Turkey’s Busenaz Sürmeneli in the semifinals which is schematch is scheduled to be held on August 4 at 11 am. 

-PTC News

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