Mary Kom in final

Mary Kom (48kg) defeated Alice Kate Aparri of Philippines 8-1 in the semifinals to assure herself of at least a silver in the sixth edition of the event.

She will now face old rival Steluta Duta of Romania who defeated Kazakhstan’s Nazgul Boranbayeva 10-5.

However, there was disappointment as well for India when Kavita (+81kg) settled for a bronze after losing 2-14 to Ukraine’s Kateryna Kuzhel in the semifinals. But Mary Kom, who is the only boxer to have won a medal in each edition of the World Championship, ensured that the Indian camp had something to cheer about.

“I am very happy to have come so far. I will do my best to win a gold even this time but I am not thinking too much about it because I need to focus on my game. If I fight well, I will win,” said the 27-year-old, who clinched a silver in the first  edition and hasn’t settled for anything less then a gold ever since.

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