World Boxing Championships: Vikash Malik, Sumit Sangwan, Satish Kumar in quarters

Vikash was the first Indian boxer to step into the ring today and was the underdog against fifth seed and former 2008 European Championships silver-medallist Miklos Varga.

updated: October 22, 2013 19:22 IST
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Almaty, Kazakhstan: Indian boxers continued to touch new highs at the World Championships here as three of them entered the quarterfinals on an all-win day on Tuesday to take the total number to an unprecedented five.

Vikash Malik (60kg, in pic), Sumit Sangwan (81kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg) joined Shiva Thapa (56kg) and Manoj Kumar (64kg) in the quarterfinals, making it one better than the previous best achieved in the 2011 edition in Azerbaijan.

"It is a historic performance. I mean, we have won medals but as far as reaching this level is concerned, it is the first time that five Indians have made the quarterfinals," an elated national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu told PTI.

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