India’s MC Mary Kom has bagged 5th gold of her boxing career on Wednesday (November 8) in the Asian Boxing Championship. She dominated North Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi 5-0 in the finale match of the 48 kg category of Asian Women’s Boxing Championships held at Hanoi, Vietnam.
Kom, who is a 5 times world champion and Olympic bronze-medalist, kept her side of the fight strong throughout the game, to keep her opponent’s score board devoid of any points. She sealed a 5-0 verdict for India to win accolades from her already enthusiastic and crowded cabinet.
This is Mary Kom’s first gold medal at international level since the 2014 Asian games and her maiden in over a year. Kom found an aggressive opponent in Hyang Mi so far in the entire tournament, but she put up her task brilliantly.
Unlike her earlier 3 bouts, where her initial 3 minutes were utilized in measuring up the opponent, the boxers were charging at each other within moments of the bell going off.
The 34-year-old Indian champion outpaced her North Korean rival in every crucial juncture during the match. The fast-paced lunges of punches kept the audience engaged and game exciting till the end.
While Hyang Mi was persistent with her left hooks, Kom did not permit herself to be rattled and kept scoring on counter-attacks.
With this glorious triumph, Kom has proved that she has enough fuel to keep her going strong!