Mary Kom enters the semifinals of the ongoing AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan-Ude. She again did it.
She has already assured India medal in the premier boxing event. However, India’s Kavita (+81kg), Manju Rani (48kg), Jamuna Boro (54kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) will play their respective quarterfinal bouts. By doing this Mary Kom bettered her own record as the most successful boxer in the marquee’s history tournament.
Mary Kom enters semifinal at Women’s World Boxing Championships
She will face second-seeded Turk Busenaz Cakiroglu in her semifinal bout on Saturday. However, after taking a rest day on Friday.
Busenaz Cakiroglu is the reigning European Championships. She is also the European Games gold-medallist. She defeated Cai Zongju of China in her quarterfinal bout. However, it was done just after Mary Kom’s impressive victory in Russia.
Entering this edition, she had six gold and silver in her kitty. However, this is the first time, Mary Kom has secured a world medal in the 51kg category. Also, she had finished in the quarterfinals in this division in the past.
The latest achievement adds to her legend.
In 2019 alone, she won gold medals at the India Open in Guwahati. Also, the President’s Cup in Indonesia.
Mary Kom had defeated Jutamas Jitpong of Thailand by a consistent 5:0 decision in the second round on Tuesday.
Mary Kom won her last World Championships gold medal in New Delhi in 2018. Among her many accolades, Mary Kom has one Olympic bronze medal, one Asian Games gold medal, four Asian Championships gold medals and one Commonwealth Games gold.
Recently, ace Indian boxer Mary Kom’s name has been suggested for the prestigious Padma Vibhushan Award, the country’s second-highest civilian award. The Sports Ministry is also discussing eight other female athletes for the Padma Awards.