Nishant Dev Becomes 1st Indian Male Boxer To Qualify For 2024 Paris Olympic Games

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The world championships bronze medalist Nishant Dev became the first Indian male to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games after defeating Moldova’s Vasile Cebotari in a unanimous 5-0 decision in the men’s 71 kg category quarterfinal at the World Boxing Qualifiers on Friday. He will now become the fourth Indian pugilist to qualify for the Paris Olympics after Nikhat Zareen (women’s 50kg), Preeti (54kg), and Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain (75kg) confirmed their berths by winning bronze medals at the 2022 Asian Games. He is currently the only Indian male boxer to make it through to the Summer Games.

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