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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Mary Kom promises another Medal for India

Good news and happy time for India as our Mary Kom punched her way into the quarterfinals of women's boxing in the 51kg category at the 2012 London Olympics in London a few minutes ago.

The five-time World Champion beat Polish Karolina Michalczuk 19-14 at the ExCel London. If she wins the next bout India will be assured of  another bronze medal at least
Mary Kom in blue Karolina in Red

Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, better known as Mary Kom hails from Manipur.  She is a mother of two; a five time successive World Boxing champion. She is the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six World Championships.  She  is supported by Olympic Gold Quest.   She had the honour of bearing the Queen's Baton in its Opening Ceremony run in the stadium

At the World Championships held at Qinhuangdao, China, she was seeded 7th.  A total of 305 boxers from 70 countries participated in the event and 55 boxers in Mary's category. After receiving a first round bye, Mary defeated Ayako Minnowa of Japan with an astounding 20–9 margin.  When she was one shy of qualifying to be the first woman in Boxing from India at Olympics,  she lost to  second placed Nicola Adams of England. In the semifinals, Adams defeated Russia's Elena Savelyeva 11–6 and ensured India had a boxer in the London Olympics.

Mary Kom returning with a Medal will be a fitting to this great fighter who has overcome many odds.

Wishing her all the very best in future matches and India another Gold or Silver in the 51 kg category Women

With regards – S. Sampathkumar.
5th August 2012 – 0745 pm.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats. Gold is within reach. Blow away your opponents. Hats-off to you - the true Indian