Mary Kom Wins 5th Gold At Asian Boxing Championships


New Delhi: Ace India boxer Mary Kom once again showed why she is one of the best in the continent as the pugilist won the gold medal for the fifth time at the Asian Boxing Championships, on Wednesday.

Mary Kom thumped North Korea’s Hyang Mi Kim in the championship clash, to clinch her maiden gold in the 48 kg category of the tournament.

Former world champion L Sarita Devi (64kg), Priyanka Chaudhary (60kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Seema Punia (+81kg) and Shiksha (54kg) had already signed off with bronze medals after losing their respective semifinal bouts.

Mary Kom had defeated Japan’s Tsubasa Komura in a unanimous 5-0 verdict to make the summit clash for the fifth time in her six appearances at the event. “It is a very special medal for me like all others I have won because every medal has a story behind it,” Mary Kom had told after her semi-final clash.