Mary Kom Settles For Silver After Split Decision

Mary Kom Settles For Silver After Split Decision

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Legendary Indian boxer,  MC Mary Kom settled for the silver medal after losing a hard-fought bout against Nazym Kyzaibay, who is 11 years younger than her, in the final of women’s 51 kg at the Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai on Sunday (May 30). (More Sports News)

Showing her experience, the six-time world champion matched her Kazakh southpaw punch-by-punch, but Kyzaibay, herself a two-time world champion, outlasted the Indian. This was Mary Kom’s seventh Asian Championships gold medal, including five golds.

READ: Women’s Final – Live Streaming

Three other Indian women — Lalbuatsaihi (64 kg), Pooja Rani (75 kg) and Anupama (81+ kg) — are lined up for their respective finals. Men’s finals are scheduled for Monday.

Kazakhstan boxers were on a roll on Sunday, winning all three finals so far.

The first gold medal of the 2021 Asian Boxing Championships goes to the second-seeded Alua Balkibekova of Kazakhstan. She defeated Gulasal Sultonalieva of Uzbekistan in the women’s 48 kg final by split decision, 4-1. Balkibekova had previously defeated India’s Monica in the semis.

After 51 kg, bout top-seeded Dina Zholaman of Kazakhstan beat Sitora Shogdarova of Uzbekistan to win 54 kg gold with a split decision.

Follow live updates of Day 6 of the Asian Boxing Championships here: 

7: 46 PM IST: The first gold medal of the 2021 Asian Boxing Championships goes to the second-seeded Alua Balkibekova of Kazakhstan. She defeated Gulasal Sultonalieva of Uzbekistan in the women’s 48 kg final by split decision, 4-1. Balkibekova had previously defeated India’s Monica in the semis.

8:17 PM IST: Top-seeded Dina Zholaman of Kazakhstan beat Sitora Shogdarova of Uzbekistan to win 54 kg gold with a split decision. Three on the bounce for Kazakhstan.

8:34 PM IST: And Sitora Turdibekova of Uzbekistan broke Kazakhstan’s domination by defeating Vladislava Kukhta in the 57 kg final.


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