Mary Kom settles for bronze at World Boxing Championships. MC Mary Kom’s journey at the World Women’s Boxing Championships in Ulan-Ude, Russia came to an end as she lost her semi-final bout against Turkey’s Buse naz Cakirogllu in the 51-kg division. The Indian who was chasing her first world medal in the new weight category settled for bronze after losing the match 1-4 against her Turkish opponent.
Despite a defeat at this stage, it was a stupendous campaign for the 36-year-old. Beside six world titles, Mary’s illustrious career is also studded with an Olympic bronze medal (2012), five Asian titles, gold medals at the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games, besides numerous other international top finishes.
Mary dominated the first round of the match and mixed it brilliantly with both attack and defence. However, her opponent gained momentum and produced a brilliant fightback in the second and third round. Moments after losing her semi-final bout, India’s star boxer Mary Kom questioned the officials asking them to justify their decision. The Indian contingent also sought a review for the same but their appeal was turned down by the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) technical committee. Read More...
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