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Pooja Rani vs Ichrak Chaib Boxing Olympics 2021 LIVE: Women's middleweight R16 score, updates, commentary

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 28, 2021 15:02 IST

Pooja Rani will contest in the women's boxing Round of 16 middleweight category.

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15:02 (IST)28 JUL 2021

That's all from our side for today. Hope you enjoyed the bout as much as we did.

This is Anurag Bansal signing off. Keep following Sportskeeda, and keep supporting team India.

Until next time!

14:59 (IST)28 JUL 2021

With that, we come to the end of today's live coverage of India's boxing bout in the Women's middleweight category. Absolutely clinical from Pooja Rani as she gave no leeway to her opponent and grabbed every opportunity that came her way.

This win would certainly give her the confidence to give it her all and aim for GOLD. Can she do it? She very well can!

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Pooja Rani is now only 1 win away from assuring herself a medal in the Tokyo Olympics. What a fantastic performance this was!

Final Results

14:56 (IST)28 JUL 2021

And there's the announcement. POOJA RANI!
She finally smiles. And with her, smiles all of India! She's into the quarter-finals now!

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Pooja Rani wins the 3rd round! 10-9 by all judges once again

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Clinical from Pooja in the 3rd round. She plays it safe and ensures that she keeps up her lead. No risks.

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30 seconds to go

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This is complete domination from Pooja! She's not allowing the Algerian any opportunities to take over. Brilliant!

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Round 3 is underway.

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Scores at the end of Round 2

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Round 2 ends. Who won? INDIA!

Pooja betters her first-round performance and pulls off yet another clean sweep! 10-8 by one and 10-9 by all other judges this time.

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SHEER BRILLIANCE from Pooja Rani. She's grabbing all opportunities today!

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Pooja Rani's coach can constantly be head from behind motivating the champion lady! Pretty strong at the moment.

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Round 2 begins. The youngster from Algeria seems to have picked up momentum now.

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And that brings us to the end of Round 1. India wins!

Pooja Rani is 1-0 up. All referees score 10-9 in favour of the Indian. Clean Sweep!

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Pooja has been dodging all of Ichrak Chaib's punches extremely well! Things seem brilliantly placed for India at the moment.

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CLEVER from Pooja as she makes good use of her opponent's slip to grab a point.

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Pooja starts off strongly. Can she keep up her momentum? 2 minutes to go

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Players shake hands.

The referee gives a green signal as round 1 officially begins.

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India's Pooja Rani walks into the arena! She's in red.

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The previous bout has finally ended. Pooja Rani is up next!

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There seems to be a very small delay as the previous bout is still on. Don't go anywhere, Pooja Rani's fight starts in under 3 minutes!

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Pooja Rani is only 2 wins away from assuring India of at least a Bronze medal in the Women's 69-75kg category.

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The bout starts at 2:33 pm IST.
Stay tuned.

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Some of Pooja Rani's best achievements:

- 2012 Asian Boxing Championships silver medallist
- 2014 Asian Games gold medallist
- 2015 Asian Boxing Championship bronze medallist
- 2016 South Asian Games gold medallist
- 2019 Asian Boxing Championships gold medallist
- 2021 Asian Boxing Championships gold medallist

She is certainly someone to watch out for!

14:15 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Pooja will look to continue the good run of form displayed by India's female pugilists. The 30-year-old is in a great position to do so given her recent form!

She will be up against Algeria's Ichrak Chaib (20 years old) in the 75 kg middleweight pre-quarter-finals. Given her experience and skill, Pooja Rani would be the favourite to come through.

On the other hand, Algerian, Ichrak Chaib finished fourth in the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires and would look to take confidence from her recent performances.

14:13 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of India's boxing bout in the Women's middleweight category featuring Pooja Rani

Pooja Rani is the most experienced boxer in India's Tokyo 2020 contingent after Mary Kom, and a medal is certainly expected from her in this category.
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