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Mary Kom fetches fifth gold at Asian C’ship

Agencies, Ho Chi Minh City

Five-time World Champion Mary Kom bagged her fifth Asian Boxing Championship gold medal in the 48kg category edging out Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi 5-0 here on Wednesday.

The 34-year-old Mary Kom won four gold and one silver medal in this competition earlier. In the final, the Indian boxer completely outclassed her Korean opponent. Mary dominated the Korean boxer in the entire match. This is the first Asian gold medal for an Indian boxer in the 48 kg category.

This is Mary’s sixth medal in the Asian Boxing Championship. The Indian boxer had earlier won gold medals in this tournament in 2003, 2005, 2010 and 2012. In 2008, she had to settle with silver medal.

Meanwhile, five other Indians had earlier settled for bronze medals at the continental showpiece after losing their respective semi-final bouts in different weight categories.

They are former world champion L Sarita Devi in the 64kg category, Priyanka Chaudhary in the 60kg weight category, Lovlina Borgohain in 69kg weight category, Seema Punia in the plus 81kg category and Shiksha in the 54kg category.

Keep Tricolor flying high, champion; Rathore to Mary Kom Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore on Wednesday congratulated Mary Kom for her brilliant performance after clinching gold medal at the Asian Boxing Championship at Ho Chi Minh City.

“What a heroic performance & what a comeback! CONGRATS @MangteC for FIFTH Gold in #AsianBoxingChampionships! Keep the tricolor flying high, champion!” Rathore tweeted. The five-time World Champion Mary Kom bagged her fifth Asian Boxing Championship gold medal in the 48kg category edging out Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi 5-0 on Wednesday.

The 34-year-old Mary Kom won four gold and one silver medal in this competition earlier. In the final, the Indian boxer completely outclassed her Korean opponent. Mary dominated the Korean boxer in the entire match.

This is the first Asian gold medal for an Indian boxer in the 48 kg category.This is Mary’s sixth medal in the Asian Boxing Championship. The Indian boxer had earlier won gold medals in this tournament in 2003, 2005, 2010 and 2012.

Mary Kom is a huge inspiration for all Indians says BFI president Boxing Federation of India president Ajay Singh on Wednesday congratulated Mary Kom for her stellar performance and praised Indian boxing contingent for their overall good show at the Asian Boxing Championship at Ho Chi Mingh City.

“Mary Kom’s gold at the Asian Boxing Championship is a huge victory for India’s women power. At 34, this mother of three has shown that with grit and determination you can overcome seemingly insurmountable odds,” the BFI president Ajay Singh said in a statement.

“Mary Kom is a huge inspiration for all Indians and we are proud of her victory today,” said BFI president. Five-time World Champion Mary Kom bagged her fifth Asian Boxing Championship gold medal in the 48kg category edging out Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi 5-0 on Wednesday at Ho Chi Mingh City.

The 34-year-old Mary Kom won four gold and one silver medal in this competition earlier. In the final, the Indian boxer completely outclassed her Korean opponent. Mary dominated the Korean boxer in the entire match.

This is the first Asian gold medal for an Indian boxer in the 48 kg category. This is Mary’s sixth medal in the Asian Boxing Championship. The Indian boxer had earlier won gold medals in this tournament in 2003, 2005, 2010 and 2012.

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