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Mary Kom enters quarterfinals of World Championships

Mary Kom enters quarterfinals of World Championships”

There were a few clean punches in the game that were landed by the Indian boxer while the Venezuelan opponent failed to land her shots. Mary Kom (51 kg) cruised into the quarter-finals of the AIBA World Boxing Championship at Ulan-Ude in Russian Federation.

Mary Kom triumphed 5-0 against Thailand's Jutamas Jitpong; Manju Rani enters quarterfinals in 48-kilogram category after a comprehensive victory.

"@MangteC (Mary Kom) defeated Thailand's Jutmas Jitpong with a 5-0 score to move into the quarter-finals of the Women's World Boxing Championship at Ulan Ude in Russian Federation". Mary Kom, chasing her first world medal in the 51kg division, picked up pace in the second round and was especially sharp with her counter-attacks.

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Meanwhile, former silver-medallist Saweety Boora (75kg) lost her pre-quarterfinal bout in a split decision against Lauren Price from Wales.

In the quarters, the 36-year-old will face off the victor between Colombia's Ingrit Valencia and Bulgaria's Gabriela Dimitrova on Thursday. She is also reigning Commonwealth Games champion besides, being a three-time bronze-medallist at the European championships.

Last edition Bronze medallist and third seed Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) will face Oumayma Bel from Morocco after having a bye in the first round while Jamuna Boro (54kg) will be challenged by fifth- seed Algerian boxer Ouidad Sfouh on Wednesday. Her most recent conquest was in 2018 in New Delhi.



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