Jakarta: Indian boxer Vikas Krishan settled for bronze in Men’s 75 kg category after he was declared medically unfit to fight his match in the semifinal on the 13th day of 18th Asian games in Jakarta on Friday.
According to reports, Krishan in his semifinal match against Kazakhstan’s Amankul Abilkhan was declared medically unfit due to a cut on his left eye which he sustained earlier in the event.
He sustained the injury during the pre-quarterfinal match, which was against China’s Tuoheta Erbieke Tanglatihan. During the fight, the Indian had to overcome bleeding to win the match and assure himself of a medal.
Krishan became the first Indian boxer to clinch a medal in three successive Asian Games.
The Commonwealth Games 2018 gold medallist won the light weight 60 kg category gold in the 2010 Guangzhou edition, before winning a middleweight bronze medal in the 2014 edition in Incheon.