Mary Kom defends World Championship title

first_imgIndia’s woman boxer M C Mary Kom on Saturday claimed a historic fifth successive World Championship title, beating Steluta Duta of Romania 16-6 in the final in Bridgetown (Barbados).Mary Kom, who competed in the 48kg category, had defeated Alice Kate Aparri of Philippines 8-1 in semifinal on Friday to assure herself of at least a silver in the sixth edition of the competition.The former Khel Ratna awardee from Manipur thus remained the only boxer to have won a medal in each edition of the World Championship.Duta had defeated Kazakhstan’s Nazgul Boranbayeva 10-5 in the semifinal.last_img

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