Mary Kom Enters Quarterfinals Of World Women's Boxing Championships In Russia

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Mary Kom Enters Quarterfinals Of World Women's Boxing Championships In Russia

G Plus News | October 09, 2019 10:36 hrs

GUWAHATI: Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg) advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Women's Boxing Championships after a hard-fought victory in the last-16 stage in Russia’s Ulan-Ude on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old defeated her Thai counterpart Jutamas Jitpong 5-0.

Following her win, Minister of State (Independent Charge) Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju took to his Twitter handle and shared a video of her match and tweeted “Well begun Mary Kom!”

Kom is the only woman to become World Amateur Boxing champion for a record six times and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the first seven world championships.

Meanwhile, former silver-medallist Saweety Boora (75kg) lost her pre-quarterfinal bout in a split decision against Lauren Price from Wales.

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