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Asian Games  : Six boxers get bye into pre-quarters


Jakarta : Six Indian boxers, including two-time medallist Vikas Krishan and Sarjubala Devi, got byes into the pre-quarterfinals, while one got a direct entry into the last-eight stage after draws for the Asian Games were unveiled here on Thursday.

World and Asian silver-medallist Sonia Lather (57kg) made the quarters without a fight to be just one win away from fetching a medal at the Games, where MC Mary Kom picked up the lone boxing gold in the last edition.

In the men’s draw, five out of seven in fray, got first-round byes.