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India and Ireland win bronze medals in middle weight division of boxing

Virender Kumar from India lost 5-8 to Cuba’s Emilio Correa Bateaux in the semi-final of the middleweight boxing, but still wins a bronze medal as both loser of the semi-finals in boxing win bronze medals.
The other bronze medal went to Darren John Sutherland for Ireland, their first medal of the Beijing Olympics.

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2. Ok-Hee Yun - 667 points
3. Hyun-Jung Joo - 664 points
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Discus thrower Krishna Poonia from India became the country’s fifth athlete to qualify for the Beijing Olympics.
She finished sixth in the Tennessee Relays, held at Mt. SAC Relays at Hilmer Lodger Stadium-Walnut in California.
The other athletes include Vikas Gowda (men’s discus), Renjith Maheshwary (triple jump), Anju Bobby George (long jump) and Susmita Singha Roy (heptathlon).
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