Hyderabad: India’s female boxers are making our nation proud at the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Russia by winning four medals in the tournament on Thursday.
Boxers Mary Kom, Manju Rani, Jamuna Boro and Lovlina Borgohain secured a medal each for India at the AIBA Boxing World Championship by winning their quarter-final bouts. They are now assured of a Bronze medal at the least.
India’s veteran boxer Mary Kom made history by winning her eighth medal, by far the most by any at the AIBA World Boxing Championships. She created history by going past Felix Savon, who won seven medals at the World Championships. She defeated her opponent in the quarter-final bout by a clean margin of 5-0. Lovlina Borgohain, Manju Rani, and Jamuna Boro won their quarter-final bout by 4-1.
On this historic occasion, the Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju took to Twitter to congratulate Mary Kom on her magnificent achievement. He wrote, “Hearty congratulations @MangteC on assuring another medal for India! You are a legend and the only boxer in the World to win eight medals in World Boxing Championships. My best wishes to you for the Semi-Finals. #PunchMeinHaiDum (sic).”
Hearty congratulations @MangteC on assuring another medal for India🇮🇳! You are a legend and the only boxer in the World to win 8⃣ medals in World Boxing Championships. My best wishes to you for the Semi Finals#PunchMeinHaiDum 🥊🥊 https://t.co/WCwCQ4zBDh
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) October 10, 2019