Asian Games: MC Mary Kom Reaches Boxing Semis

Updated: 28 September 2014 14:09 IST

MC Mary Kom defeated Si Haijuan of China 3-0 in the quarter-finals of women's fly (48-51kg) category.

Asian Games: MC Mary Kom Reaches Boxing Semis
Mary Kom will take on Vietnam's Le Thi Bang in the semis on Tuesday. © PTI

Incheon:

Veteran boxer Mary Kom reached the semi-finals of the women's fly (48-51kg) category, assuring India a medal in the event at the 17th Asian Games here on Sunday. (Day 9 Blog | Medal Tally)

The 31-year-old Indian beat Si Haijuan of China 3-0 to win by a unanimous decision. (Also Read: Kushbir Kaur Wins Silver in 20km Walk)

The Chinese fighter gave Mary Kom a stiff fight but the Indian showed her class and made her punches count.

The judges gave 39-37 scores in all three rounds in favour of Mary Kom. (Read: Indian Women Archers Lose in Bronze Playoff)

A semi-final berth means Mary Kom has assured India of a minimum bronze and a possible silver or gold if she makes it to the final.

The Indian boxer will take on Vietnam's Le Thi Bang in the semis on Tuesday. (Tennis: Yuki Gets Bronze in Singles | Sania Wins Bronze in Women's Doubles)

Topics : Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom Asian Games 2014 Boxing
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