TOKYO: MC Mary Kom defeated Miguelina Hernandez Garcia of the Dominican Republic in the opening round of women’s flyweight (48-51kg) category, inching one step closer to a medal.
Mother-of-four MC Mary Kom showed that age is just a number as she started connecting with her punches in the latter stages in the match. She won by split decision 4-1.
In the third and final round, the 40-year old unleashed absolute fury on her 23-year-old opponent and forced her back onto the ropes.
Six-time World Champion and Olympic medallist MC Mary Kom is one of India’s biggest medal hopes in the Olympics as she has enough experience at this level to script a historic triumph.
Paddler Manika Batra and badminton star PV Sindhu advanced into the next rounds of their respective events after a good showing today.
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu opened the country’s tally at the tournament with a silver medal yesterday.
On Saturday, Imphal native Chanu put an end to India’s dry spell of 21 years in the weightlifting category with a win in the 49kg category.
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