Mary Kom once again showed why she is one of the best in the world as the pugilist won the gold medal for the fifth time at the Asian Boxing Championships
Mary Kom thumped North Korea’s Hyang Mi Kim in the championship clash, to clinch her maiden gold in the 48 kg category of the tournament. The 35-year-old, who is also a former Olympic bronze-medallist, returned to her preferred weight category after five years of competing in 51 kg
In total, Mary Kom has now won six medals at this prestigious tournament, having won four golds and one silver in the previous editions of the continental championship.
Mary Kom won the bout courtesy of a 5-0 unanimous judges decision in her favor in the final. This is Mary Kom’s first international gold medal since the 2014 Asian Games and her first medal in over a year.