Valiant Vijender enters semifinals, ensures bronze medal

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Beijing, Aug 20 (UNI) Vijender Singh outpunched Carlos Gongora of Ecuador 9-4 to enter the semifinals of the middleweight (75 kg) category of the boxing competition and ensure at least a bronze at the Olympic Games here today.

Vijender started on an aggressive note, punching holes in his opponent's defence to take a 2-0 lead in the first round.

The nimble footed pugilist from Bhiwani continued to outfox his opponent, opening up an impressive 7-2 lead by the end of the third round.

A desperate Gongora went all out in the fourth and final round but Vijender thwarted all his attempts to emerge victorious.

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