Mary Kom storms into semis, Vijender loses

London: India’s hope of getting a medal in women’s boxing may come true as World champion in 51kg lightweight women’s boxing, Mary Kom sails into the semi-finals. She defeated Tunisian opponent Maroua Rahali by 15-6 in the quarter final match.

India’s ‘supermom’ Mary Kom’s opponent was 5 years younger than her and a bit taller than her, but with the loads of experience Mary had beaten the Tunisian and stormed into the semi-finals.

Initially, Mary was on the defending mode in first two rounds. She was leading first round by 2-1, and then the second round by 3-2. In the third round, Mary decided to finish up the match as soon as possible sailing into the semis. She adopted the aggressive mode and then successful defeated the Tunisian.

After this victory of Mary Kom, India will definitely get at least a bronze medal in the women’s boxing event. Mary Kom will now face Great Britain’s Nicola Adams in the semi-final.

In Men’s middleweight (75kg) category, India’s bright hope for the medal Vijender Singh loses in the quarter final clash with Uzbekistan’s Abbos Atoev by 13-17. After round one both the boxers were tied to 3-3, but in the second and third round Abbos took an aggressive approach to defeat India’s star boxer.

Vijender seemed to have distracted since last two games as Vijender was neither aggressive nor tactical.

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