Rio 2016: Boxer Vikas Krishan Yadav keeps the hope of medal alive for India
Rio de Janeiro: Keeping the hope of medal alive for India, boxer Vikas Krishan Yadav on Wednesday entered the round of 16 in the 75 kg category at the ongoing Rio Olympics.
Yadav, the two time Olympian beat USA’s Charles Cornell and has now a clear advantage going into the bout.
Vikas did not seem distracted by the American’s clubbing style and was reading him easily and had no problems dodging punches thrown at him.
The first round went Yadav’s way as three judges scored in his favour.
The pressure was now on Cornwell to do something dramatic to change the complexion of the bout but failed and Yadav scored again.
The 18-year-old American gave his all in the third round, but the luck was with Yadav.
He will now face Onder Sipal of Turkey in the 32 bout.
This is Yadav’s second Olympic appearance and had earlier participated in the London games 2012.