Asian Women's Boxing Championships: MC Mary Kom beats Tsubasa Komura to storm into light weight category finals

07 November 2017, 03:34 PM
M C MaryKom - File Photo
M C MaryKom - File Photo

Five time world champion M C Mary Kom secured a berth in the finals of 2017 Asian Women's Boxing Championships being played in Vietnam. The Indian pugilist beat Japan's Tsubasa Komura in the light weight category semi-finals to book a place in the gold medal round.The veteran boxer had an easy win over his Japanese opponent, winning the bout by unanimous decision.

Mary Kom, a five-time world champion and an Olympic bronze-medalist, defeated Chinese Taipei's Meng-Chieh Pin in a split verdict in the quarter-finals to make the last four stage of the light flyweight (48kg) category.

A total of 107 boxers from 20 countries are competing in the continental meet where India are placed third in the all- time medals' list with 19 gold, 21 silver and 20 bronze. 

Apart from Mary Kom, India’s has six other representatives in the semi-finals. Shiksha Singh shall be taking on Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yu-ting. Sonia Lather, Priyanka Choudhary, L Sarita Devi, Lovlina Borgohain and Seema Poonia shall also be in action in the semis, fighting it out for a place in the final on Tuesday.

First Published: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 01:06 PM

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