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Three Indian boxers qualify for Olympics

March 24, 2008

Three Indian boxers – Vijender, Dinesh Kumar and Jitender – booked their place in the 2008 Beijing Olympics during the Asian qualifiers in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Doha Asian Games bronze medallist Vijender (75 kg) and Dinesh (81 kg) won their semi-final bouts to qualify for the mega-event.

 Jitender (51) became the latest to qualify after winning the third place play-off match against Castro Godfrey of Philippines Sunday.


 With the three, the number of Indian boxers qualifying for the Olympics has gone up to five. Earlier A.L. Lakra (57kg) and Akhil Kumar (54kg) ensured their berths.

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