Simranjit Kaur loses in pre-quarter-finals
India’s Simranjit Kaur made an early exit from the Olympics after losing to Thailand's Sudaporn Seesondee in the pre-quarter-finals of the women’s lightweight (57-60kg) boxing.
TOKYO: India's Simranjit Kaur made an early exit from the Olympics after losing to Thailand's Sudaporn Seesondee in the pre-quarter-finals of the women's lightweight (57-60kg) boxing.
The 26-year-old Indian pugilist, seeded fourth, went down 0-5 despite a gritty performance.
She was impressive in the opening round and seemed to have caught Seesondee on the back-foot with her measured approach, sticking to a counter-attacking strategy.
However, the judges ruled unanimously in favour of the Thai, causing Simranjit to be a tad reckless in the second round.
She paid for the hyper-aggressive approach in the first few seconds itself as Seesondee managed to connect some eye-catching left hooks.
The defensive errors in the second put paid to Simranjit's chances and even though she gave it her all in the third round, it needed nothing short of a demolition job to get over the line.
The 29-year-old Thai is a two-time World Championships medallist and also won a silver in the 2018 Asian Games. Agencies