MC Mary Kom Swells Record Medals Kitty at Boxing World Championships

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Mary Kom will face Turkey's European champion Busenaz Cakiroglu in the semi-finals

Lovlina (69 kgs) is also in the hunt for a medal, and she will be looking to do even better than winning the bronze medal she won previous year in New Delhi.

On Tuesday, Mary Kom had defeated Jutamas Jitpong of Thailand by a unanimous 5:0 decision in the second round.

Ulan-Ude: Six-time champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) on Thursday surpassed herself as the most successful boxer in the Women's World Championship history by securing an unprecedented eighth medal before three of her compatriots also entered the semifinals. She came out victorious Rio Olympics bronze medalist Ingrit Valencia 5-0 in the quarter-finals of the 51 kg division at Ulan Ude in Russian Federation. Later within the day, India's Kavita ( 81kg), Manju Rani (48kg), Jamuna Boro (54kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) will play their respective quarterfinal bouts.

Starting off slowly amid the cheers of Indian fans present at the quarter-final match in Ulan-Ude, Mary remained calm. The judges points for the Assam pugilist read 30-27, 29-28, 28-29, 29-28 and 29-28.

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Earlier, Mary had received a bye in the 1st round.

The boxer will now take on second-seeded Turk Busenaz Cakiroglu in her semifinal bout on Saturday, after a rest day on Friday.Cakiroglu is the reigning European Championships and European Games gold-medallist.

This 365 days by myself, she gained gold medals at the India Beginning in Guwahati and President's Cup in Indonesia.

Six-time champion Mary Kom defeated Colombia's Valencia Victoria in her quarter-final bout in Russian Federation to secure her first world championship medal in the 51kg category, in which she had won her Olympic medal in 2012.

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Mary Kom won the wholehearted praise of the Twitterati.

India is now at the third position out of the 51 countries that participated in this tournament with Russian Federation leading with 6 medals, followed by China at 5. Is there anything Mary can't achieve?

Lovlina Borgohain has a really good chance of progressing through to the finals following the exit of top seed Chen Nien-Chin.

Both Manju Rani (48 kgs) and Jamuna Boro (54 kgs) have fared well in their maiden appearances at the World Championships and the nation has high hopes about them.

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