Mary Kom Settles for Bronze at 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships after Semi-Final Loss, Twitterati Congratulate ‘Magnificent Mary’ on Scripting History
MC Mary Kom (Photo Credits: Twitter)

Mary Kom settled for a bronze after going down 1-4 against European champion Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey in the 51kg semi-final of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan-Ude, Russia. The medal, Mary’s first bronze at the World Boxing Championships after six gold and one silver, took her medal tally at the Worlds to eight a record haul in the tournament. The London Olympics bronze medallist is tied with Cuba legend Felix Savon for most medals won across both categories at the Championships. Twitter praised the Indian boxing legend for adding another feather to her already illustrious cap.

But despite the bronze, India have appealed after complaint sprang out about the referee being partial towards the Turkish European champion and awarding her the win, said a report from ANI. The defeat, however, wouldn’t take the feat Mary achieved having amassed a staggering eight medals at the Championships. Interestingly, this was only the second time that the mother of three will return from the World Boxing Championships without a gold medal. It was her first medal at the Championships in the 51kg category.

Congratulations Mary Kom On an Incredible Feat

Bronze For Mary!!

The Gold Was A Habit For Mary

Mary Kom Settle For Her first Silver

Another Olympic medal Awaiting

Well Done Champ

Meanwhile, India have been assured of at least four medals at the 2019 Women’s World Boxing Championships. Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Jamuna Boro (54kg) and Manju Rani (48kg) have also reached the semi-finals in their respective categories and are assured of at least a bronze medal. Among the three, Manju Rani and Jamuna Boro are making their debut at the Championships, while Borgohain returned with a silver last year.