MC Mary Kom set for five-star show?

November 8, 2017

Asian Championships


MC Mary Kom (48kg) remained on course for a fifth Asian Championships gold after making the finals along with Sonia Lather (57kg) while five other Indians settled for bronze medals at the continental showpiece yesterday.

Former world champion L Sarita Devi (64kg), Priyanka Chaudhary (60kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Seema Punia (+81kg) and Shiksha (54kg) signed off with bronze medals after losing their respective semi-final bouts. Mary Kom defeated Japan’s Tsubasa Komura 5-0 to make the summit clash for the fifth time in her six appearances at the event.

“It is a very special medal for me like all others I have won because every medal has a story behind it,” Mary Kom, 35, said. “I am delighted to be in the final. I was expecting a tough fight but I managed to figure Komura out early enough. I am already looking towards the final but I am not going to think too much and put pressure on myself,” Olympic bronze-medallist and a five-time world champion added. Mary Kom returned to her preferred weight category after five years of competing in 51kg.

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