Women's World Boxing Championships: Mary Kom assures India a medal, enters semi-final of the tournament
New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Indian boxing star Mary KoM on Thursday registered an unprecedented win over Columbia’s Ingrit Valencia in the 51 kg flyweight category entering semi-finals of the ongoing AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Ulan-Ude, Russia.
With this win, Mary Kom bettered her record of the most successful boxer in the history of marquee tournaments. Before this match, she is bidding for her seventh gold medal at the World Championships, and after reaching the semi-finals she has assured the eighth medal for herself.
Before the tournament started, she had six gold medals and one silver medal to her name. This is the first time she has secured a world medal in the 51 kg category. Earlier she had finished in the quarter-finals of this tournament. But, after reaching the semi-finals in the ongoing championship, she has surpassed her own record. This achievement adds to her legend now.
In 2019 alone, she had won a gold medal in the India Open held in Guwahati, Assam and also another gold medal in the President’s Cup in Indonesia. In the second round of the ongoing championship, she had defeated Jutamas Jitpong of Thailand by a unanimous 5-0 score on Tuesday, reaching the quarterfinals.
Indian boxing star Mary Kom last won the gold medal in World Championship held in New Delhi in 2018. among her uncountable achievements, Mary Kom has also won an Olympic bronze medal in the year 2012, one Asian Games gold medal, four Asian Championships gold medals and one Commonwealth Games gold besides numerous other international top finishes. She is also a sitting member of the Rajya Sabha.
Advancing in the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, India's Kavita (+81kg), Manju Rani (48kg), Jamuna Boro (54kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) will play their respective quarterfinal matches later in the day.
(With PTI Inputs)
Posted By: Talib Khan