London Olympics bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom made her way to the finals of the first session by winning semifinals in the 12th South Asian Games on Sunday. Including her, six Indian boxers knocked down opponents with comprehensive wins on the boxing ring held at the SAI campus in North Eastern Hill University on the outskirts of the city.
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Five-time world champion Kom successfully categorised in 51kg bout and lasted less than 40 seconds. Before this match, she was recovering from an injury and after the match she was declared as a winner via Technical Knockout.
The ace has shown some great punches and very easily ousted her Bangladeshi opponent Shamina Akter as she was unable to resist her blows.
Adding to this score, Sri Lanka’s boxer Anusha Kodituwakku Dilrukshi will face off this Indian champion for the 51kg gold medal women’s final on Tuesday. Anusha is renowned as the first Sri Lanka’s woman boxer to win a gold in Asian Championship. Earlier this game she was declared winner with 3-0 score, fought a little hard against Nepalese opponent Gurung Minu.
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Other champions in the men’s competition are Glasgow Commonwealth silver- medallist L Devendro
WOMEN NEXT ROUND:
51kg: M C Mary Kom vs K Anusha Dilrukshi (SL)
75kg: Andaraweer Nilanthi (SL) vs Pooja Rani.