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'Magnificent Mary' Wins Fifth Gold At Asian Boxing Championships

08-11-2017 03:26 PM | Anita Neve | My Indian Dream


'Magnificent Mary' Wins Fifth Gold At Asian Boxing Championships | My Indian Dream

India's Pride Mary Kom adds another feather to her hat today

India's Pride Mary Kom adds another feather to her hat today. She wins fifth gold medal at the Asian Boxing Championships in the Light Flyweight category in Ho Chi Minh City. 

Mary Kom defeated North Korea’s Hyang Mi Kim 5-0 in the 48 kg category final of the Asian Women's Boxing Championships. 

The 'Magnificent Mary' became the first Indian woman boxer to win gold in the Women’s Flyweight (51 kg) category. 

She reaches finals on beating Japan's Tsubasa Komura on Tuesday in the light-flyweight category.

The boxing star of India played skillfully and deserves the victory. Though Mary Kom found her opponent most aggressive and tough so far in the tournament, she was all set for the victory. All her experiences in her previous matches really helped her in planning her game.  

North Korea’s Hyang Mi Kim by unanimous decision to win 5-0 and land her fifth Asian Championships gold medal in what was a thrilling final at Ho Chi Minh.

The five-time World Champion was put under a fair bit of pressure from her opponent in the first round. However, the Indian quickly worked her way around it and in a terrific display of counter-punching put her opponent on the back foot.

North Korea’s Hyang Mi Kim by unanimous decision to win 5-0 and land her fifth Asian Championships gold medal in what was a thrilling final at Ho Chi Minh.

The World Champion was initially put under a pressure from her opponent in the first round. But Mary Kom landed a number of blows and displayed a terrific counter-punching which put her opponent on the back foot. 

The second and the third round were equally interesting where Hyang kept on attacking but was getting difficult for her to tackle the punches. The match was made interesting by the boxers' fast-paced exchange of punches. Mary's experience in blocking out punches and some fine footwork led her to steal the much-coveted victory.

Our Boxing Champion will turn 35-year-old this 24th November and this is Mary Kom’s sixth medal in the Asian Women’s Boxing Championships. Earlier she has won five gold medals and one silver medal.



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