Mary Kom In CWG Boxing Final, Assures A Silver

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India’s biggest medal hope, boxer MC Mary Kom (48kg), advanced to the Commonwealth Games final, assuring herself a silver at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Wednesday. She put up a comprehensive fight and beat Sri Lanka’s Anusha Dilrukshi Koddithuwak to compete for Gold in the final. However, another veteran Sarita Devi crashed out of the Games after losing her bouts.

Olympic bronze medallist and five-time world champion Kom is arguably the first Indian boxer to enter the CWG final (48kg) with an astonishing 5-0 win over her Sri Lankan competitor.

35-year-old “Magnificent Mary” is competing in her maiden CWG and certainly looking to clinch a gold

Kom showed her excellence in the ring, emerging triumphant.

Kom is the country’s only woman boxer with an Olympic medal (a bronze won in London 2012 Games). The mother of three recently won the gold medal in the Asian Boxing Championships in Ho Chi Minh City. Not just boxing, the member of Parliament is equally passionate to make a difference in society. She recently provided fund for five toilets at Golmuri police line in Jamshedpur and has launched her own academy to train aspirant sportspersons. On March 16, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the ‘Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation’ in Imphal.

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Sarita Devi, on the other hand, lost to Australian Anja Stridsman in the 60kg category of women’s boxing. Stridsman didn’t let Sarita take over, and overpowered her punches.

Now, all eyes are on MC Mary Kom for the boxing finals on April 14. SheThePeople.TV wishes her the very best!

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