Mary Kom settles for bronze at World Championships

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12 Oct 2019

Mary Kom's World Championships campaign ends with historic 8th medal

India's ace women's boxer M C Mary Kom will take home the bronze medal at the Women's World Championships in Russia's Ulan-Ude.

The veteran lost her semi-final bout against second seed Busenaz Cakiroglu.

European champion Cakiroglu was judged to have won the bout 4-1 which ended Kom's hope of going for the illustrious gold.

Here are the details.

India appeal against the decision

Appeal turned down

India's appeal turned down by technical committee

India's appeal turned down by technical committee

According to ANI, India had appealed against the referee's decision which stated that Cakiroglu defeated Kom.

India had raised a Yellow Card but as per AIBA's instruction in Team meeting earlier on Saturday; it was informed that protests will be granted only if scores read 3:2/3:1.

Therefore, the appeal was turned down and the Yellow Card was not accepted by the technical committee.

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Mary Kom miffed against the decision

Indian boxers

Three more Indians in fray today

Meanwhile, several other Indians are in fray today.

The likes of Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Jamuna Boro (54kg) and Manju Rani (48kg) will all look to reach the finals in India's best-ever overseas performance the World Championships.

India have sealed four medals in the event and now one will hope these three can add more gloss by reaching the finale for the bigger prize.

Achievement

Mary became the first boxer to claim eight world medals

Mary became the first boxer to claim eight world medals

The veteran Mary became the first boxer in the history of World Championships to win eight world meet medals.

She was tied on seven with Cuban men's legend Felix Savon after winning the gold in the 48kg category last year.

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

Mary has six gold medals and a silver at the World Championships.

Career

Mary Kom has enjoyed a stellar career

Mary Kom has enjoyed a stellar career in boxing.

She has bagged six Asian Championships medals till now including five golds.

Mary also won a gold at the Commonwealth Games in 2018, besides two Asian Games medals (2010 and 2014).

The 2012 London Olympics bronze medalist has also bagged a gold in the Asian Indoor Games in 2009.

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