World Boxing Championship: Mary Kom and three others secure medals


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Mary Kom defeated China’s Wu Yu 5-0 in the light flyweight (48kg) category quarterfinals to enter the last-four stage and be assured of at least a Bronze.

Mary Kom Tuesday became the most successful boxer in the Women’s World Championships history by declaring herself a seventh medal while three more Indians entered into the semi-finals to be secure of their maiden medals. The 35-year-old Mary defeated China’s Wu Yu 5-0 in the light flyweight (48kg) category to enter the last-four stage.

Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Sonia Chahal (57kg) and Simranjit Kaur (64kg), part of India’s young side in the boxing team, also grasped the semi-finals of World Championship.

The 21-year-old Borgohain, an Asian Championship bronze medallist last year defeats Scott Kaye Frances of Australia to enter into the semi-finals while Sonia, was a 4-1 split result winner against Maecela Yeni Castenada of Columbia.

Simranjit, 23, had a tough fight against Amy Sara Broadhurst of Ireland but finally won the quarterfinal bout 3-1. In fact, the Punjab boxer lost their first and third rounds while leading the second.


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