Mary Kom, Jamuna Boro & Lovlina Seal Medal Slots At World Boxing Championships

Mary Kom ends campaign with a medal

Mary Kom ends campaign with a medal

On Tuesday, Mary Kom defeated Jutamas Jitpong of Thailand by a unanimous 5:0 resolution within the second spherical.

Kavita Chahal bowed out of the Championships with a 1-4 defeat to Belarusian Katsiaryna Kavaleva.

The job is only half done, said Indian boxing great MC Mary Kom said after securing an unparalleled eighth medal at the women's world boxing championship on Thursday and adding to her status as the tournament's most successful pugilist. Now she did not just finalize her place for a medal, but also surpassed her medal count to become the most successful boxer with the world championships for boxing, since 1974, in both male and female category. She had carried out within the quarterfinals in this division within the past.

The debutant duo of sixth seed Manju Rani (48kg) and Jamuna Boro (54kg) along with last edition's bronze-medallist and third seed Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) made the medal rounds along side Mary Kom to ensure that India equalled their last edition's performance in terms of number of medals won.

Starting off slowly amid the cheers of Indian fans present at the quarter-final match in Ulan-Ude, Mary remained calm.

She was adjudged victor on points after a scoreline of 29-28, 30-27, 29-28, 30-27, 29-28.

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Earlier, Mary had received a bye in the 1st round.

This 365 days by myself, she gained gold medals at the India Beginning in Guwahati and President's Cup in Indonesia.

This will also be Mary Kom's first World Championships medal in the 51kg category as the Indian Olympic medallist looks to seal a Tokyo Olympic Games berth in the new weight category.

Six-time champion Mary Kom defeated Colombia's Valencia Victoria in her quarter-final bout in Russian Federation to secure her first world championship medal in the 51kg category, in which she had won her Olympic medal in 2012.

Mary used all her experience to land punches and put pressure at the right time on Valencia. Is there anything Mary can't achieve?

India's Lovlina Borgohain had progressed to the quarter-finals of World Women's Boxing Championships on Wednesday. Borgohain was a bronze medallist at the previous World Championships.

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