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Mary Kom in final; 7 medals assured for India at Polish boxing tourney

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

M C Thursday advanced to the finals, while L made the semifinals as Indian boxers assured themselves of seven medals in the 13th International Silesian Championship for women in Gliwice,

Five-time world champion Mary Kom, who got a direct entry into the 48kg category semifinals due to the small size of the draw, defeated Ukraine's in the semifinals to be assured of at least a silver.

India's first and only gold medal-winning woman boxer is returning to the ring after missing the recently-concluded edition in due to minor fitness issues.

Sarita, also a former world champion and bronze-medallist, beat Czech Republic's 5-0 Wednesday night after going past Kazakhstan's Aizan Khojabekova in the opening round of the 60kg category the day before.

She will now square off against another Kazakh in Karina Ibragimova in the semifinals.

Among other Indians in fray, won her bout against Russia's 4-1 to make the 51kg category semifinals along with Lovlina Borgohain (69kg). Borgohain got the better of Czech Republic's

Joining them in the last-four stage were former Asian youth champion Manisha (54kg) and Pooja Rani (81kg).

Manisha out-punched former world champion of 5-0, while Pooja defeated Ukraine's in her quarterfinals bout by a split verdict.

In the youth competition, (51kg) advanced to the medal round with a 5-0 win over Germany's

However, (+81kg), Pwilao Basumatary (64kg) and (57kg) lost their respective bouts to bow out of medal contention.

Seema was beaten by Kazakh Lazzat Kungeibayeva 5-0, while Basumatary lost by a similar margin to Poland's

Shashi, on the other hand, lost to England's Anglia Chapmen, also a unanimous verdict.

In the junior competition, (70kg) defeated Poland's 5-0.

In the 75kg category, Neha got the better of by a similar margin, while Komal (80kg) had to toil for a 3-2 win over Martyna Jancelewicz.

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First Published: Thu, September 13 2018. 22:05 IST