World Boxing Championships: Mary Kom reaches semis, assured of a medal

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NOVEMBER 20, 2018

Five-time world champion Mary Kom on Tuesday advanced to the semi-finals of the Women’s World Boxing Championships.

Mary Kom has also assured herself of a seventh medal at the showpiece event becoming the most successful boxer in the event’s history.

The 35-year-old Mary Kom defeated China’s Wu Yu 5-0 in the light flyweight (48kg) category quarter-finals to enter the last-four stage and be assured of at least a bronze.

Mary Kom entered the event with a remarkable tally of five gold medals and a silver to her credit. She last won a world championship medal in 2010 — a 48kg category gold.

She was tied with Irish legend Katie Taylor on the number of medals won before this edition.

But with Tuesday’s win, the Manipuri became the most successful boxer in the marquee tournament. Taylor now plies her trade in the professional circuit.


Courtesy/Source: India Today

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