By Beng Emmanuel
Dieudonne Wilfried Seyi Ntsengue has been eliminated from the Tokyo Olympic Games after a shock defeat to Tshama David of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the middleweight round of 32.
The five judges scored the tightly contested fight (3-2) in favour of the Lubumbashi based boxer.
The Cameroonian star was regarded as the country’s most promising prospects to grab silverware at this year’s global multi-sport event in Japan.
Seyi, 23 was poised to become the second Cameroonian boxer at this year’s Olympics to progress to the round of 16 after his compatriot Albert Mengue Ayissi who made an impressive start in the 69kg category on Saturday.
He becomes the second Cameroonian athlete to exit the competition after table star Sarah Hanffou Nana suffered a setback on Saturday.
There are ten (10) more athletes still in the race for medals. Cameroon Judokas Arrey Sophina and Vanessa Mballa Atanga will be in action as of Wednesday.
Cameroon is hoping to do better than their previous participation in 2016 when they finished without winning a medal in any of the disciplines they competed in.