Indian Boxer Pooja Rani qualify for the quarterfinals in her maiden Olympic Games
Indian boxer Pooja Rani out-punched Algeria’s Ichrak Chaib in the opening match to enter the quarter-final in her Olympic games on Wednesday. The 30-year-old woman has won the women’s middleweight division bout (75kg),5-0 by dominating her opponent, who is 10 years junior. Indian Boxer Pooja Rani the two-time Asian champion was in commend with her right straights. She was also aided by her opponent Ichrak Chaib’s lack of balance in the ring.
The Indian boxer Pooja Rani showed dominating shows in all three rounds against her opponent Ichrak Chaib, even appearing in her maiden Olympic Games. Pooja Rani played smartly by keeping her distance. All that Indian boxer had to do was just counter-attack as her opponent Ichrak Chaib failed miserably in trying to hit her opponent powerfully, her wild swings mostly missing the target area.
Indian Boxer Pooja Rani Olympic journey has been through many struggles. She battled a career-threatening shoulder injury; she lacked financial support before making this so far. Her father was a police officer who didn’t support her to pursue sports as he taught he was meant for aggressive people.
She told in an interview how was her Olympic journey “Maar lag jaeger (you will get hurt)”, that’s what my father said. He insisted that the sport was meant for me because boxing was pursued by aggressive people”.