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Mary Kom Is Back With A Bang As She Wins Her 5th Asian Boxing Championship Gold

MC Mary Kom won her fifth Asian Boxing Championship gold medal – first in the 48kg category – by defeating Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi in the summit clash on Wednesday at Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist won in a unanimous 5-0 verdict.

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Having been away from the boxing ring for a long period, this was the first time in five years that Mary Kom returned to her favourite 48-kg category and emerged victorious. It was Mary Kom’s first international gold medal since the 2014 Asian Games and her first medal in more than a year.

In the semifinal on Tuesday, Mary Kom had started the day brightly for India, defeating Japan’s Tsubasa Komura, also in a unanimous 5-0 verdict to make the final for the fifth time in her six appearances at the event.

Mary Kom

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Ahead of the clash, Mary Kom had expressed her desire to return to India with a gold medal. “I always knew that if I could remain fit, a gold medal was always within my grasp. I have managed to maintain my fitness over the course of this tournament and I am feeling very confident of a good show in the final as well,” Mary had told TOI.

India’s Sonia Lather (57kg) will also feature in a finals bout later in the day.

Originally Published In The Times Of India

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Source of news : Indiatimes

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