Injured Vikas settles for silver

The Asian Games gold-medallist, who was experiencing discomfort in his left hand wrist after the semifinal bout, decided to forfeit the summit clash against Qiong Maimaitituersun.
Maimaitituersun was a bronze medal winner at the Asian Games last year.

The 19-year-old Vikas, who won a bronze medal at the World Championships last month, had advanced to the final after beating Azerbaijan’s Ismet Eynullayev 9-6 in the semifinal.
Vikas sustained a blow to his left wrist while taking guard during the semifinal bout. The onsite doctor advised him against competing in the final bout.

Earlier in the tournament, Asian Games silver-medallist Dinesh Kumar (81kg) had to settle for a bronze after losing his semifinal bout against Yamaguchi Florentino of Brazil.

In the women’s event, five-time world champion MC Mary Kom made an early exit after going down to Argentine Pamela Paoloa Benavidez in the 51kg quarterfinal bout.

Pooja Rani (75kg) and Amandeep Singh, in men’s 49kg, suffered a similar fate in their respective quarterfinal bouts.

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