A file photo of Vikas Krishan. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
Indian boxer Vikas Krishan's gold medal hopes were shattered as he pulled out of Asian Games due to an eye injury.
Vikas was to take on Kazakhstan's Amankul Abilkhan in his last-four clash on Friday's evening but he was declared unfit by the boxing team's doctor.
However, his eye was kept on swelling badly by the end of the contest which forced him to withdraw from the ongoing Asian Games in Jakarta.
Really upset for Vikas Krishan Yadav.3 Asian Games medals in a row.Knowing him he would have preferred to lose in the ring.Doctors categorical that he could not fight as he risked permanent damage to his retina @WIONews— Digvijay Singh Deo (@DiggySinghDeo) August 31, 2018
"There is inflammation in retina as well and it is too risky to let him fight. He will have to take a break for a few weeks," an official of the contingent told PTI.
The 26-year-old had a chance of repeating his 2010 gold-winning performance.
Although, he managed to script history by becoming the first Indian boxer to clinch three successive Asian Games medals.
He won a lightweight 60kg category gold in Guangzhou 2010, before winning a middle-weight bronze in the 2014 edition in Incheon.