Ashish Kumar (born in 1990) is a gymnast from Allahabad, India.
He is the most successful Indian gymnast in Commonwealth Games history, having won bronze and silver medals in separate gymnastics events in the 2010 Games in October.
Indian boxer Ashish Kumar Exits in First Round at Tokyo Olympics
India’s Ashish Kumar loses in the first round of Olympic boxing in Tokyo.
In the men’s 75-kilogram division, Ashish Kumar was defeated by the Chinese boxer Erbieke Tuoheta by a score of 9-0.
He was the third Indian fighter to be knocked out in the opening round in Tokyo.
Ashish Kumar of India lost to Erbieke Tuoheta of China in the round of 32 of the 75 kilogramme division at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday.
Ashish Kumar, who had previously won silver at the Asian Championships, was defeated in the middleweight division by a unanimous decision at the Ryogoku Kokugikan.
As the fight got underway, both boxers came out swinging. Despite his best efforts, Ashish Kumar was knocked out in the first round by the Chinese fighters’ body shots.
When the second round began, the Indian was ready. Ashish Kumar scored with left jabs and three times sent Erbieke to the canvas.
But as the round went on, the Chinese fighter reversed the momentum with his quickness and effective lefts and rights, landing a right that cut the Indian beneath the left eye.
Tokyo Olympics: Indian Boxer Ashish Kumar Ousted After Loss in Opening Bout
After a first-round loss at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Indian boxer Ashish Kumar was eliminated from competition.
Ashish Chaudhary (75 kg), representing India, suffered an early defeat at the hands of Erbieke Touheta (CHN) of China on Monday after a lacklustre performance in his Olympic debut.
The 27-year-old might have made the fight much closer, but instead he lost 0-5 despite having won a silver medal in Asia in the past.
Hispanic boxer lost the first round unanimously to his more active Chinese opponent, who dominated with his jab.
Ashish improved his performance in the second round by throwing more punches, but his inability to land clean blows still hindered him since the Chinese were adept at escaping his blows.
Ashish Kumar is not likely to be mentioned while talking about India’s boxing team for the Tokyo Olympics.
Maybe it doesn’t matter that the first Himachal Pradesh boxer to make it to the Olympics will be competing in the middleweight (75kg) division.
Which is where India’s lone male medalist ever, bronze winner Vijender Singh, won his medal in 2008.
Kumar isn’t going into the Games with the same weight of expectation as world No. 1 and first-time competitor Amit Panghal.
Nor does he have the same standing as Vikas Krishan, who is competing in his third Olympics.