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Manoj Kumar enters pre-quarters in Rio Olympics

India ended day five of Rio 2016 Olympics on a good note as boxer Manoj Kumar won his first round bout against 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist (60kg) Evaldas Petrauskas in the men’s light welter weight 64kg category on Wednesday.

With the win, Manoj became the second Indian to advance to the next round of Rio Olympics after Vikas Krishan had made it to the next round in the middle weight category.

Up against the bronze medalist of the 2012 London Olympics, Manoj dominated all three rounds to carve out a 29-28, 29—28, 28-29 verdict and advance to the pre-quarterfinals.

He will next meet Fazluddin Gaiznazarov of Uzbekistan in the Round of 16.

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