India boxer Manoj Kumar yesterday said he had achieved half his dream after reaching the quarter-finals at the Worlds and consequently qualifying for the London Olympics.

Manoj Kumar

"It's my dream to see the tri-colour unfurled (at the medal ceremony) in London next year. So, I'm glad to be half-way there.

I have to work even harder to ensure I win a medal at the Games," said CWG gold medallist Manoj who beat China's Qing Hu 17-15 in the 64 kg pre-quarter-final bout yesterday.

Manoj faces England's Thomas Stalker in the quarters. "I've beaten the English at the CWG, and I will beat them again here tomorrow," he said confidently.