Six time world champion legendary Indian boxer MC Mary Kom Qualify for Tokyo Olympic as she defeated Irish Magno of Philippines in Quarterfinals bout by 5-0.
With this win she now qualify for her second Olympic after misses out Qualifications at last Olympic at Rio.
Mary has slow start in early minutes of first round but recover well to won the round by 3-2 score. In second round Mary didn’t give chance to her opponent and won score of all five judges. Her opponent give her tough fight but was not enough to get past Legendary Mary kom.
After missing out in 2016, 37-year-old Mary Kom punches her ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She beats Philippines’ Magno Irish by 5-0 UD (30-27 on three cards and 29-28 on the other two) in the women’s 51kg division at the Asia-Oceania qualifiers.
38-year-old MC Marykom came here with a unanimous desicion victory over New Zealand’s Tasmyn Benny while Philippines came with RSC in opening round.
The mother-of-three also won gold at the 2014 Asian Games and the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
She took home bronze at London 2012, the first time women’s boxing was featured as a sport at Olympics Games.
Simranjit Kaur Also Book Olympic Quota As she defeat second seeded Boxer
Simranjit Kaur got the country its eighth Olympic quota in boxing as she defeated Namuun Monkhor of Mongolia 5-0 in the 60kg Quarterfinals.
The bout was fought at a frenetic pace with both boxers throwing a flurry of punches at each other. But it was Simranjit who got the better of the exchanges using her right jabs to telling effect. She won both the first two rounds with a unanimous 5-0 verdict, all the 5 judges scoring both the rounds 10-9 in the Indian’s favour.
Aware that she had almost sealed the bout, Simranjit took it a little easy in the final round but never let her guard down to allow her opponent to make a comeback. Even though she won the final round with a split 3-2 verdict with 3 judges scoring the round 10-9 in her favour and the other 2 judges scoring it 10-9 for her opponent, it was enough to win the bout with a unanimous 5-0 verdict. The final judges’ scorecards read 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 in the Indian’s favour.
This is India’s equal best performance ever in an Olympic qualifier event.
Earlier in 2012 London Olympics 8 boxers had qualified . India can better that record as in next two days two more boxers have opportunities to qualify.
Sachin Kumar (81kg) and Manish Kaushik (63kg) can still earn quota place as they will play box-off bouts over the next two days.
India now have 40th Tokyo Olympic quota places across seven sports.
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