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India at Olympics 2012- Day 10

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Entering into day 10, Mary Kom confirmed one more medal for India. She qualified for the semifinal.

- Mary Kom assures 4th medal for India, sails into semifinals

Women's Boxing event is a new addition to the events in Olympics. And it is heartening to see India has a good representation. Mary Kom who is 5 times world champion in 46kg category had to participate in higher weight category because her category was not included in the event. So, she had to fight with opponent who are heavier, taller and bigger than her. In spite of that she has managed to defeat two of her opponent to grab a position in Semifinals. Now that a medal is confirmed, she has become a more known personality back in India.
I hope she goes on and win a Gold for India.

This will also make India's most number of medals won in any Olympics.

On the contrary, in Men's 75 kg category, Vijender Singh could not repeat the history. He lost his bout to his opponent on point basis. It was difficult for me understand why he scored less than his opponent. He was more aggressive in the ring. But one thing I observed was his punches were hitting the target properly and instead even one punch by opponent was taking perfect hit on Vijender's face. Well, I am not an expert to judge the bout. All I know is I found Vijender giving his full in those 9 minutes, but ultimately lost. We are still proud of you. Better luck next time.

I am not sure if except for Devendro any other boxer is left in the ring with a hope of medal for India. He has his quarter final bout on day 12 i.e Aug 09 1.15 am. Hopefully, he will make it to the semifinals.

On other note India's Discus thrower Vikas Gowda has qualified for finals. He stood first in his heat covering 65.2 meters for 2kg disc.

In overall tally he stands 5th and it will require  him to outperform himself to make it to top 3. Discus throw finals are scheduled for tonight.

With that India is getting closer to finish its events in Olympics. Some representation in Athletics and some good representation in free style wrestling is all that we will be looking forward to in coming days.
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