Tarun Reflex

August 22, 2008

Vijendra Kumar loses to Cuban Emilio CORREA BAYEAUX ,Settles for Bronze

Indian Boxer Vijendra lost to Emilio CORREA BAYEAUX  of Cuba in semi final match for 75kg boxing.
India’s Virender Kumar lost 5-8 to Cuba’s Emilio Correa Bateaux in the semi-final of the middleweight boxing event in Beijing.

However, Vijender will still get a bronze, as according to the rules, both losing semifinalists settle for bronze medals.

Semifinal scores: Emilio Correa Bayeaux vs Vijender Kumar

Round 1: 2-0
Round 2: 2-3
Round 3: 2-0
Round 4: 2-2
Total: 8-5

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Name: Vijender Kumar
Country: India
Event: Middleweight (75kg) boxing event

Vijender’s journey to semis:

In the Round of 32: Beat G J Badou Jack 13:2

Vijender Kumar beat Jack Badou of Gambia in the 75-kg bout to advance to the second round but that was just a glimpse of what was about to come.

In the Round of 16: Beat Angkhan Chomphuphuang 13:3

Vijender Kumar stormed into the quarterfinals of 75kg middleweight event of the Beijing Olympics after overwhelming Angkhan Chomphuphuang of Thailand 13-3 in a lop-sided pre-quarterfinal bout. Vijender attacked from the word ‘go’ and dominated the middleweight bout. His sharp reflexes and height didnot allow the Thai pugilist to overpower him in any of the four rounds.

In the quarterfinals: Beat Carlos Gongora 9:4

Vijender Kumar beat Ecuador’s Carlos Gongora 9-4 in the quarterfinal. After Akhil Kumar and Jitnder Kumar disappointed, Vijender Kumar held his nerves and outplayed Gongora. With his sharp reflexes and sound defense, he did not allow his opponent to gain points.

On the other hand, Cuba’s Emilio Correa Bateaux has been on his toes throughout his journey to the semifinals. In the Round of 32 and Round of 16, Emilio was lethal and drubbed his opponents 17:4 and 18:4 in the respective rounds. In the quarterfinals, he beat Elshod Rasulov 9:7.

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Name: Emilio Correa Bateaux
Country: Cuba
Event: Middleweight (75kg) boxing event
Journey to semifinals:

In the Round of 32: Beat Jarrod Fletcher 17:4
In the Round of 16: Beat Sergiy Derevyanchenko 18:4
In the quarterfinals: Beat Elshod Rasulov 9:7

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