Satheesh had no qualms about the first Olympics. The player put on a great performance. Satish Kumar is a two – time bronze medalist at the Asian Championships. The Jamaican player’s foot movements were bad and Satheesh benefited from the match. At the same time, Satish Kumar’s footwork was very good and fast. In the match, the player focused on the punches with his right hand.
Satheesh is a silver medalist in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Satish Kumar is also the first Indian to qualify in the Super Heavyweight category. The quarter-finals will be played on August 1.
Earlier in the day, Indian players Lovlina Borgohain and Pooja Rani were placed in the quarterfinals. Pooja reached the last eight with an official victory over Algerian youngster Ichark Kaib. Indian boxer Pooja Rani won the match 5-0 against the Algerian. Pooja Rani won the 69-75 kg middle weight category. If the Indian wins the next match too, he can secure a medal.
The Haryana woman won gold in the middleweight division at the Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai this year. This is the first Olympics of a 30 – year – old’s career. The bronze medalist at the 2014 Asian Games also competed in the Commonwealth Games the same year.
In the women’s 69 kg category, Lowellina advanced to the quarterfinals after defeating Germany’s Nadine Apets 3-2. Lowlina is the first woman athlete to compete in the Olympics from Assam. The 23-year-old Borgohain became the first Indian woman boxer to reach the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics. He won all three rounds through split points. Lowellina Borgohain advanced to the quarterfinals, beating the German in a close battle. Borgohain won 3-2.