India has fixed two medals in the women’s 13th International Silesian boxing championship in Galvose, Poland. Former world champion and Asian Games bronze medal winner L Sarita Devi and MC Mary Kom entered in the semifinals and ensured medals for India. Mary Kom has already made the place in the semi-finals without playing a knock. In the first round of 60kg category, first Sarita defeated Kazan Khababekova of Kazakhstan and then she slams Czech Czechoslovakia Elena by 5-0. She will bout against Kazakhstan’s Kareena Ibraagimova in the semi-finals. Five-time world champion and Olympic bronze medalist Mary Kom has so far made a place in the semi-final due to the small draw of players in the 48 kg light flyweight class without having to step in the ring.
Sarita Devi ensures Medal for India
The only gold medal winner of India’s first women in Asian Games, Boxer Mary Kom is returning to the ring after being out of the Asian Games at Jakarta due to fitness issues.
Day 2 of 13th International Silesian Championship in Poland
India's @saritadevi15 bt Khojabekova Aizhan of Kazakhstan 5:0 in the Light Weight 60 Kg category. The World Champion boxer will fight Navratilova Alena from🇨🇿 (Bout Starts from 1.57)
— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) September 11, 2018
In some other bouts, Indians, Ritu Gaval enters in the 51-kg semifinal with a 4-1 win against Russia’s Svetlana Rosa, while Lolina Borgoheen (69kg) defeated Martina Schmorrunjova of the Czech Republic in the final four. Seema Poonia (more than 81kg), Pavilao Basumatri (64kg) and Shashi Chopra, however, lost out to each other and got out of medal race. Kazakhstan’s Kungabayeva defeated Seema by 5-0 while Basumatri defeated Natalia Barbusinska of Poland by the same margin. Shashi also suffered a defeat against England’s Angela Chapman in the same distance.
In the junior competition, Raj Sahiba (70kg) defeated Poland’s Barbara Marcinkowska 5-0. In the 75kg category, Neha got the better of Daria Parada by a similar margin, while Komal (80kg) had to toil for a 3-2 win over Martyna Jancelewicz. However, Seema Punia (+81kg), Pwilao Basumatary (64kg) and Shashi Chopra (57kg) lost their respective bouts to bow out of medal contention.