He was outpunched 0-5 by neighborhood much-loved Sewonrets Quincy Mensah Okazawa of Japan in the opening round.
In his first Olympic job in London 2012, Vikas was removed in the initial round. At the Rio 2016 Olympics, Vikas placed on an outstanding program, however stopped working to win a medal. He beat the similarity U.S.A.’s Charles Cornell as well as Onder Sipal of Turkey to get in the quarterfinals. He at some point shed to Bektemir Melikuziev of Uzbekistan in the quarters.
” I am truly let down. I was harmed however wished to play as well as win the spell for my nation. Whatever I exercised as well as found out all these years, I wished to utilize everything, however fate had actually intended another thing for me,” Vikas informed TimesofIndia.com after his leave.
” I was harmed however I really did not desire that injury to influence me psychologically, so I took place boxing,” he claimed.
India’s Vikas Krishan throughout his spell versus Japan’s Sewonrets Quincy Mensah Okazawa. (Picture by Buda Mendes/Getty Photos)
With 3 Olympics looks currently to his name, the 29- year-old intends to recover harder in the 2024 Olympics, arranged to be kept in Paris.
” I called my moms and dads as well as my close friend Neeraj after the spell. I remained in splits as well as claimed sorry to them. I will certainly return harder following time. I am refrained from doing yet as well as will certainly recover,” the fighter better informed TimesofIndia.com.
Vikas is among the Indian fighters that have a Globe Champion medal under their belt. He has actually additionally won gold medals at Eastern Gamings, Republic Gamings, as well as Young People Globe Boxing Championships.
HOW DID VIKAS OBTAIN HURT? NEERAJ GOYAT DESCRIBES
Vikas, that ended up being the 2nd Indian fighter to show up in 3 Olympic Gamings, after Vijender Singh, owes his profession to his youth close friend Neeraj Goyat, a three-time WBC Asia titleholder (2015, 2016, as well as 2017). Neeraj had actually stopped his boxing profession in order to prepare Vikas for the Olympics. Vikas switched to specialist boxing in 2018 as well as made his professional boxing launching in the USA in January2019 He has actually battled 2 spells on the whole up until now as well as won both. Afterwards, he went back to amateur boxing once again as well as began chasing his Tokyo desires.
Neeraj, that was with Vikas in Italy to prepare him for the Olympics, discussed just how Vikas experienced an injury that played a huge function in him encountering a first-round leave.
” The occurrence taken place on July 12 when Vikas needed to compete with a fighter in a training session. His routine competing companion really did not appear somehow, so he was appointed one more competing companion (from Italy) that was not of his weight classification. Throughout the session, a strong strike from Vikas hit the competing companion’s strike. The strike was extremely strong. Vikas was in discomfort. The influence got on his shoulder, as well as he had actually harmed it. We right away provided him medications as well as a cold pack. His problem appeared alright, however not excellent,” Neeraj informed TimesofIndia.com, while remembering the occurrence.
” I called medical professionals as well as physio therapists to address Vikas,” he claimed.
” On July 17, when the group was leaving for Tokyo, Vikas looked penalty, as well as I left for India. He got to Tokyo as well as called me. He claimed he is really feeling excellent. I was so delighted for him. I desired him to end up Tokyo on a high,” Goyat claimed.
However fate had actually intended another thing for Vikas in Tokyo. Throughout a training session, simply 2 days in advance of his very first spell, Vikas was struck at the very same area where he was struck in Tokyo. He was once again hurting. The trainers as well as personnel took him to the healthcare facility for scans. He was offered therapy as well as the only point Vikas claimed to his group was ‘I will certainly play’.
” He claimed he will certainly take place as well as play. I had not been positive due to the fact that I additionally underwent a shoulder injury throughout my profession as well as it’s hard to box not long after that. It takes some time. Vikas is endure, he proceeded, however shed,” Goyat better informed TimesofIndia.com.
India’s Vikas Krishan throughout his spell versus Japan’s Sewonrets Quincy Mensah Okazawa. (AP Picture)
‘ VIKAS IS DOWN BUT NOT OUT’
Neeraj is positive Vikas will certainly recover harder as well as make it to the Paris Olympics in 3 years time.
” He has actually dropped however I make certain he will certainly climb once again. He has constantly allow his strikes do the talking as well as he will certainly do that once again,” Goyat authorized off.