Manipur pugilist defeats Ingrit Valencia of Colombia to enter semi-finals in 51 kg category, ensures medal at AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships 2019 in Russia
Guwahati: The pride of Indian boxing, Mary Kom, defeated Ingrit Valencia of Colombia to enter the semi-finals (51kg category) of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships 2019 being played in Ulan Ude of Russia on Thursday.
Following this, the ace boxer also ensured a medal win, making her the only boxer (male or female) to win eight medals in the world boxing championships.
The 36-year-old boxer from Manipur defeated Rio Olympics bronze medalist Ingrit Valencia with a score of 5-0 in the quarter-finals. ‘Magnificent Mary’ surpassed Cuban men’s legend Felix Salvon, who had won seven medals in the world championships.
Mary Kom has dominated the medal tally of the world boxing meet with six gold medals and a silver medal since 2001. The achievement of the ace boxer made the social media to go crazy with tweets and post congratulating her from every nook and corner of the country.