Injured Boxer Vikas Krishan Forced to Pull Out of Semi-Final Bout

Asian Games 2018: Indian boxer Vikas Krishan has been forced to pull out of his semi-final bout due to an injury.

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Indian boxer Vikas Krishan has been forced to pull out of his semi-final bout due to an injury and will now settle for a bronze in the men’s 75kg category.

Krishan had been injured above his left eyelid during the previous rounds and on review, has been declared medically unfit to fight in the semi-final scheduled for later today.

The 26-year-old was to take on Kazakhstan's Amankul Abilkhan for a spot in the gold medal match but will now settle for the bronze.

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Despite the setback, Vikas has still created history, becoming the first Indian boxer to clinch three successive Asian Games medals. He won a lightweight 60kg gold in Guangzhou 2010 and then a middle-weight bronze in the 2014 edition in Incheon.

Vikas sustained the cut during his pre-quarterfinal bout and the injury aggravated during his quarterfinal clash against China's Tuoheta Erbieke Tanglatihan.

The former world championship bronze-medallist overcame the bleeding to win the quarter-final and assure himself of a bronze by entering the semis but will now be allowed to compete any further in the tournament.

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