Mary Kom assured of 8th World Championships' medal

10 Oct 2019 01:01 PM

Mary Kom assured of 8th World Championships' medal

Updated 10 Oct 2019 01:01 PM

Six-time champion MC Mary Kom on Thursday assured herself an unprecedented eighth medal at the World Women's Boxing Championships after advancing to the semifinals of the ongoing event in Russia. 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 51kg division, used all her experience to great advantage and started off slowly against the Rio Olympic bronze medallist. The third-seed picked up pace in the remaining two rounds and came out with accurate and timely blows to assure India of its first medal in the ongoing championships.

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