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Preeti secures Paris Oly berth; Lovlina in semis

Updated on: 01 October,2023 08:19 AM IST  |  Hangzhou
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Preeti, 19, put up a fearless display against Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova, a three-time World Championship medallist and reigning Asian champion, to eke out a 4-1 win in a fiercely fought 54kg quarter-final bout.

Preeti secures Paris Oly berth; Lovlina in semis

Preeti Pawar. Pic/Sai Media

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Indian boxer Preeti Pawar secured a berth for the Paris Olympics and also assured herself of an Asian Games medal along with Lovlina Borgohain as they moved into the semi-finals here on Saturday.


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Preeti, 19, put up a fearless display against Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova, a three-time World Championship medallist and reigning Asian champion, to eke out a 4-1 win in a fiercely fought 54kg quarter-final bout. 


Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Lovlina, who received a first round bye, used her long reach to expectedly defeat South Korea’s Seong Suyeon by a 5-0 unanimous decision in the women’s 75 kg category. Lovlina is now a win away from earning an Olympic quota.

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