Mary Kom becomes Asian Boxing Champion for the fifth time and wins the gold medal on Wednesday after defeating Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi. The 35-year-old and also a former Olympic bronze medallist returned to 48 kg weight category after five years of competing, which was made an Olympic category in 2012. It was Mary Kom’s first international gold medal since from the Asian games 2014 and also her first medal in over a year. On Tuesday in the semifinal, Mary Kom made India proud after defeating Japan’s Tsubasa Komura in a unanimous 5-0 verdict. Fans are excited and congratulating Mary Kom on social media and Twitter.
Matched quite evenly in speed and Mary Kom Patience tactics ran out in the ringcraft, which included fine footwork to outpace or unsettle the Korean Hyang Mi. The contest was made engaging by both boxer’s fast-paced exchange of punches.
The North Korean was relentless during the match with her left hooks but the Indian champion Mary Kom did not allow herself to be rattled. She scored well on the counter attack with her combination blows on Kim Hyang Mi.
Congress party also congratulate, Mary Kom with the offical tweet,”Congratulations Mary Kom on a triumphant win at #AsianBoxingChampionships, securing the 5th gold! You have made the nation proud.”