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Devendro Singh enters his quarterfinal today. Wish him luck!

Olympics: Hopes pinned on boxers Mary Kom, Devendro

London, August 08, 2012
First Published: 10:44 IST(8/8/2012)

Last Updated: 12:24 IST(8/8/2012)
MC Mary Kom is declared the winner over Maroua Rahali of Tunisia after their quarterfinal Women's Fly (51kg) boxing match at the London Olympic Games. Reuters photo/Murad Sezer
After a forgettable day at the London Olympics, India hopes for a double delight on Wednesday with the semifinal and quarterfinal bouts of Manipuri boxers MC Mary Kom and Laishram Devendro Singh. The country had a luckless day at the Olympics on Tuesday with the men's hockey team
continuing their pathetic show by going down to Belgium 0-3 to suffer their fifth consecutive defeat while its two triple jumpers crashed out of the track and field competition.

Discus thrower Vikas Gowda put up a spirited show to finish eighth in the field of 12.

All eyes will be on the boxers now with Mary Kom eying to change to colour of an assured bronze in the 51kg class and Devendro a win away from a medal in the 49kg category.

Karolina Michalczuk of Poland defends against MC Mary Kom during the women's Flyweight boxing round of 16 of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the ExCel Arena. AFP/Jack Guez

Mary Kom takes on a tough British opponent in Nicola Adams for a shot at gold. She had lost to Nicola in the quarterfinals of the World Championships in China.

The aggressive Devdendro will have to come up with some lethal punches to knock out Irish Paddy Barnes, a bronze medallist of the Beijing Games.

india Updated: Aug 08, 2012 12:37 IST

Devendro Singh enters his quarterfinal today. Wish him luck!

First Published: Aug 08, 2012 12:34 IST