Nishant Dev emerged victorious in the quaterfinals of the World Olympic Boxing Qualification Tournament 2024 in Bangkok to become the first Indian male boxer to secure Paris Olympics 2024 qualification on Friday, May 31.

After narrowly missing out on a quota in the first qualifiers, the 23-year-old boxer recorded a 5-0 win in his bout against Vasile Cebotari of Moldova in the 71kg category to bag the fourth boxing quota for India at Paris

Games. Nishant joined Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Preet Pawar (54kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (75kg) to earn a ticket to Summer Olympic Games starting on July 26.

However, Ankushita Boro suffered a heartbreaking 2-3 defeat against Sweden's Anges Alexiusson in her quaterfinal bout to miss out on quota for the women's 60 kg. India's remaining two boxers Arundhati Choudhary (66kg) and Amit Panghal (51kg) will be in action at second qualifiers on Friday. 
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