The iconic boxer from Manipur, Mary Kom, won a bronze medal at the Women’s World Boxing Championship 2019. This is her eighth worlds medal added to her previous collection of six gold and a silver world championship medals. Mary Com, with eight world medals, now holds the record for most medals clinched by world boxers, both men and women.
- Mary Kom exits the Women’sWorld Boxing Championship 2019 with a bronze medal.
- She lost the semifinal bout to Busenaz Cakiroglu, Turkey’s European Champion.
- The bronze is her eighth world championships medal added to her previous collection of 6 gold and silver.
- Mary Kom now holds the record for winning most world championship medals across both genders.
Mary Kom’s performance in the Women’s World Championship 2019
36-years-old legendary boxer has finished her campaign at the Women’s World Championship on Saturday with a bronze medal in the semi-finals. Certainly, with six gold medals in hand, Mary was aiming at her seventh. With a victory of 5-0 over the 2016 Championship’s Bronze medallist of Colombia, Ingrit Valencia in the quarter-finals, the gold seemed a strong possibility. However, She lost her semi-final bout with Turkey’s European Champion and second-seeded Busenaz Cakiroglu as it ended with 1-4 score and thus Kom had to settle for the bronze medal.
India protested semifinal’s decision:
As the semifinal bout at Ulan-Ude Russia ended, India raised a Yellow Card and protested against the decision. The protest demanded a reconsideration of the whole bout and the decision. However, the protest was turned down as AIBA’s instruction at Team Meeting on Saturday made it clear that protests would be considered only if the score was 3:1 or 3:2.
Mary Kom later took to twitter to express her disappointment and questioned the referee. She tweeted, tagging the Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “How and why. Let the world know how much right and wrong the decision is…”
— Mary Kom OLY (@MangteC) October 12, 2019
Mary Kom’s achievements outshine the disappointment:
Despite the disappointment, Mary Kom claimed yet another glory as she won her eighth worlds medal, the highest for any world championships boxer. Besides, she has already won an Olympic Bronze medal in 2012, gold medals at Asian Games and Commonwealth games among other international titles. She has won her country medals until now in three categories, 45 kgs, light-flyweight, 48 kgs and the flyweight 51 kgs which is her new category on her way to the Olympics.
Rudrani Kumari is an intern with SheThePeople.TV.