By winning the match Vijender has assured another medal for India.
Vijender had a good start, winning the opening round 2-0. He also pocketed the second round 2-1. The third round also went to him 3-2 and so did the fourth 2-1.
Vijender stormed into the last eight after overwhelming Angkhan Chomphuphuang of Thailand 13-3 in a lop-sided pre-quarterfinal bout on Saturday (August 16).
Earlier, he thoroughly dominated his opening bout against Gambia’s Jack Badou, scoring a 13-2 win.
With one gold (of shooter Abhinav Bindra) and one bronze (of wrestler Sushil Kumar) and one yet undecided medal of Vijender, makes it India’s best ever performance in Olympic Games.