6-time world champion India’s star boxer Mary Kom lost in the semi-finals of the World Women’s Boxing Championship being played here. With this, Mary Kom’s record of becoming world champion for the 7th time was broken and she had to be content with the bronze medal. However, after this defeat, India has lodged an appeal against the decision of the match referee.
In the semifinals of the 51 kg weight category of the championship, Mary Kom competed with Turkey’s Busenanj Karikoglu. There were many ups and downs in this match, but eventually the second seed Busanage won the match 4–1. The defeat shattered Mary Kom’s dream of winning the 7th Gold at the World Championship. However, this semi-final match was mired in controversy when some of the referee’s decisions went against Mary Kom. On the request of Mary Kom, India has filed an appeal against the decision of the match referee. Mary Kom herself revealed her injustice as well by posting a video of the bout.
After the bout was over, 5 judges ruled in favor of Busenaz 28–29, 30–27, 29–28, 29–28, 30–27. Please tell that Mary Kom has been a world champion 6 times in the 48 kg weight category. For the first time in the 51 kg category, she landed in the World Championship. The 36-year-old Mary Kom defeated Colombia’s Ingot Valencia 5–0 in the quarter-finals to advance to the semi-finals, concluding her bronze medal. But everyone expected gold from them. But they lost in the semi-finals. However, in the 51 kg weight category, she managed to win a bronze medal.
It is worth noting that Mary Kom has won the London Olympic Bronze medal in 2012, 5 Asian titles, Asian and Commonwealth Games in the 51 kg weight category. This year he also achieved golden success at the India Open in Guwahati and the President’s Open in Indonesia. He is also a Rajya Sabha member.
At the moment, what the organizers decide on India’s appeal is everyone’s eye.