One of the greatest Indian female boxers of all time Mary Kom went down in the thrilling semifinals of AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship at Ulan-Ude, Russia. The European champion Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey handed a shocking defeat to the six-time world champion Mary Kom on Saturday. The Turkish star Cakiroglu outclassed the Indian by 4-1 verdict in 51-kg women’s category in the semi-final round. As a result, Mary Kom has to settle down with a bronze medal only in this year’s World Championship.
After the boxing star Mary Kom settled for bronze in the grand tournament, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju immediately took to his official Twitter account to appreciate her efforts in the international event. He tweeted, “dear Mary Kom, you have achieved what no other boxer has ever! You have won 8 World Boxing Championship medals which is a dream for every athlete. Losing Semi-finals with split points is no means a failure but won a medal for India again!.” Apart from the Union Minister Rijiju, each and every Mary Kom’s fan also lauded her efforts in the ongoing tournament on social media platforms.
Here’s see some of the Twitter reactions after Mary Kom won the bronze for India in Women’s World Boxing Championships 2019:
History rewrittenas the Magnificent @MangteC becomes the only boxer ever in the world to assure medal for the 8th time in a row at the World Boxing Championships.
Congratulations on this incredible feat. 🙏 🇮🇳
.#marykom #Legend #worldchampion @KirenRijiju @PMOIndia @PUMA pic.twitter.com/29nAh6asH8
— Gaurav Bidhuri (@grvpugilist) October 10, 2019
— Sanub Sasidharan (@sanubsasidharan) October 12, 2019
Mary Kom's 8th World Championships medal will be a bronze. She loses 4-1 in the 51kg semis to Turkey's Busenaz Cakiroglu. Looked pretty shocked when the decision was announced #boxing pic.twitter.com/dvUy0v2guc
— Rohit Mundayur (@RMundayur) October 12, 2019
That look for Mary 🙃
When was the last time Mary finished with Bronze in Worlds? 😑 NEVER…
— Hari Priya CR (@cr_hariPriya) October 12, 2019
When on one side it was not a good day for the legendary boxer Mary Kom in the semi-final round, her Indian mate Manju Rani enjoyed her terrific win with all smiles on the same day. The brilliant Indian boxer Rani beat strong opponent Chuthamat Raksat with a margin of 4-1 in 48 kg women’s category. In this way, she made her way to the grand finale of Women’s World Boxing Championships 2019 in Ulan-Ude. India has still some hopes to finish the grand tournament with a bar of lustrous gold. Only time will tell whether Manju Rani will be able to bring home the gold medal or not. But one thing is confirmed that all the Indian women boxers went all out to make their country proud in this year’s World Championship at Russia.