Manju Rani enters final

Manju Rani enters final

Manju Rani enters final

Indian boxer Manju Rani on Saturday trounced Thailand's Chuthamat Raksat in the semifinal match of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships to secure a berth in the final.

Earlier in the day, ace Indian boxer Mary Kom had bowed out of the ongoing World Boxing Championships 2019 and had to settle for a bronze medal after she lost her 51 Kg semi-final match against Turkey's Busenaz Cakiroglu.

I just a matter of ten months, Manju had her fairytale run which took her a long way.

Both the boxers seemed hesitant to make the first move in the opening round but Mary Kom had the edge in counter-attacks as Cakiroglu struggled to make her height advantage count. Having won gold at the India Open and the Indonesia President's Cup, Boro showed her conviction in ample amounts in her 4-1 triumph over Ursula Gottlob of Germany in the quarterfinal. Despite the Indian continuing to put up a courageous show even in the third round, the result ultimately did not go her way.

This is also her first World Championships medal in the 51kg category.

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The Indian contingent sought a review of the decision in Mary Kom's bout but the appeal was turned down by the International Boxing Association's technical committee. In 2001, Mary Kom had qualified for the Worlds on her debut. Nonetheless, Mary Kom, Jamuna Boro (54kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) took residence bronze medals. She is going to tackle second-seeded Russian Ekaterina Paltceva within the summit conflict on Sunday.

As per AIBA's instructions, protests are granted only if the scoreline reads either 3:2 or 3:1. Boro had defeated Ursula Gottlob of Germany 4-1 in the quarter-finals.

Boro's slow start ended up costing her as the judges awarded the win to Huang, with three scoring the bout 30-27 in her favour while the other two scored 29-28. She was the shorter boxer and was moving forward in a bid to get inside Wen's reach and land shots.

Post Mary's bout, India had appealed to the authority to have another look at the points awarded.

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