Vikas Krishan was mercilessly outclassed by Bektemir Melikuziev of Uzbekistan in the quarterfinals of the middleweight class in boxing at the Riocentro Pavilion.
Vikas got only eight points from two of the three judges, from Brazil and Cuba, in the second round, when the Uzbek consolidated his status in the bout. The other boxers, Shiva Thapa and Manoj Kumar, had bowed out earlier.
It is the second successive time that the male boxers failed to secure a medal given that the 2012 bronze had come from M.C. Mary Kom (51kg).
"I thought that on August 15 I would present a medal to my people but I could not. As our federation was banned, we could not go out to train with better boxers. I am not blaming anyone. I lost because of me. I am sorry," he lament after his quarterfinal loss.