Mary Kom Enters Semi-finals of 2016 Olympics Test Event

Updated: 05 December 2015 00:01 IST

MC Mary Kom defeated Venezuela's Karlha Magliocco 3-0 in the quarter-final bout. She next faces Virginia Fuchs in the semi-final bout on Saturday

Mary Kom Enters Semi-finals of 2016 Olympics Test Event
Mary Kom is India's first boxer to win a world championship.

New Delhi:

Competing for the first time in over a year, Olympic bronze-medallist MC Mary Kom (51kg) assured herself and India of at least a bronze medal by advancing to the semi-finals of the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) Olympic Test event in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. (Read more boxing stories here)

The Indian defeated Venezuela's Karlha Magliocco 3-0 in the quarter-final bout of the event, where boxers have been individually invited by the world body and the Rio Olympics organising committee.

Mary Kom, 33, will next be up against Virginia Fuchs in the semi-final bout on Saturday.

The five-time world champion had been laid low by a shoulder injury which forced her to skip last year's World Championships.

Among the men, Rohit Tokas (60kg) bowed out of the competition after losing 0-3 to Venezuela's Luis Cabrera in his opening bout.

The Indian team for the ongoing Test event also includes 2010 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar and World Championships quarter-finalist Satish Kumar among others.

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