Wrist injury forces Vikas to withdraw from Olympic test event final

November 28th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Boxer Vikas Krishan (69kg) withdrew from the final bout at the Olympic test event in London due to a painful left wrist and settled for silver.

The 2010 Asian Games gold medallist, who was experiencing discomfort in the wrist after the semi-final bout, decided to forfeit the summit clash against Qiong Maimaitituersun of China.

Vikas had advanced to the last round after beating Azerbaijani boxer Ismet Eynullayev comprehensively in the last four. The 19-year-old sustained a blow to the left wrist while taking guard during the semi-final bout, which became the cause of the niggle.

A diagnosis was done by the on-site doctor who advised against competition in the final bout, according to a release issued by the Indian Boxing Federation Monday.

A complete diagnosis will be done by the team doctor followed by an X-ray and a MRI after his arrival in India Tuesday.

Vikas won a bronze at the World Championships in Baku and also bagged an Olympic quota in the process.

Earlier in the tournament, Asian Games silver medallist Dinesh Kumar (81kg) had to settle for a bronze medal after losing his semi-final bout against Yamaguchi Florentino of Brazil. Five-time world champion MC Mary Kom made an early exit after losing to Argentine Pamela Paoloa Benavidez in the women’s 51 kg quarterfinals.

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