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World Boxing Championships: Mary Kom enters semis

Connect Gujarat EN 2019-10-10 13:22:58

Indian boxer MC Mary Kom (51kg) advanced to the semifinals of the World Women’s Boxing Championships and assured herself of an eighth medal in Ulan Ude.

Kavita Chahal (+81kg) on the other hand, lost her quarterfinal match 1:4 to Kavaleva Katsiaryna of Belarus. Kavita had got direct entry into the quarters.

Six-time champion Mary defeated Ingrit Valencia of Colombia with a unanimous 5:0 verdict in the quarterfinals on Thursday, 10 October. With this, Mary Kom beated her own record as the most successful boxer in the history of the marquee tournament.

Seeded third, Mary will next face second seed Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey, who is the reigning European Championships and European Games gold medalist , on Saturday, 12 October.