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.
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.
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.