Four Indian boxers enter semifinals as Mary Kom makes history

Four Indian boxers enter semifinals as Mary Kom makes history
India's Mary Kom celebrates her win over Colombia's Valencia Victoria on Thursday. (PTI)

Moscow - Mary Kom will now face second seed Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey on Saturday in the semifinals



By IANS

Published: Thu 10 Oct 2019, 11:31 PM

Last updated: Fri 11 Oct 2019, 1:34 AM

Indian women boxers had a fantastic day at the ongoing Women's World Boxing Championships on Thursday as four of them - Mary Kom, Manju Rani, Jamuna Boro and Lovlina Borgohain - won their respective quarterfinal bouts and assured the nation of four medals in the event.
Six-time champion Mary Kom assured herself a record-extending eighth medal at the championships after progressing to the semifinals. She defeated Ingrit Valencia Victor of Colombia with a unanimous 5:0 verdict in her last-eight match.
Mary Kom, chasing her first world medal in the 51 kg division, used her experience to great advantage and defended brilliantly against the Rio Olympic bronze medallist. The judges' points at the end stood 29-28, 30-27, 29-28, 30-27, 29-28 in Mary Kom's favour.
She will now face second seed Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey on Saturday in the semifinals.
Sixth-seeded Manju (48 kg), playing her first World Championships, defeated Kim by a 4-1 verdict in their last-eight match.
The third medal came from Jamuna (54 kg) who got the better of Germany's Ursula Gottlob by 4-1. The judges points for the Assam pugilist read 30-27, 29-28, 28-29, 29-28 and 29-28.
Lovlina (69 kg) also maintained India's good run as she defeated European Games Champion Karolina Koszewska of Poland by 4-1 to enter the semifinal.

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