Mary Kom tops up her medal collection by winning President’s Gold Cup

Another gold medal for the infinite collection, well known Indian boxing star Mary Kom is a treat that carries on attaining new goals. Six-time world victor made her way to a gold honor at the 23rd President's Gold Cup and the super cool and best boxer didn't break a sweat.

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The Indian boxer made entry to the final as the sturdy favorite and thrashed her challenger April Franks from Australia with a score of 5-0. From the first stage of the match itself, the Olympic silver medalist had asserted her domination over her opponent and she once more showcased that she is one of the top notch boxers all over the world.

The 36 year old Indian pugilist had also bagged the gold honor at the India Open boxing contest in the month of May, but decided to opt out of the Asian championships so as to augment her chances for the Olympic qualification.

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She came into President's Gold Cup with the sole aim of testing herself and acquires the much required bouts under the belt ahead of the forthcoming world championships.

Mary Kom had claimed her sixth world title last year in the national capital and is keenly seeking a qualification towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the World championships that will be held in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

The World Boxing Championship for women in 2019 will be held from September 7 to 21. The current victory at the President's Gold Cup will be a major morale booster for Mary and it will be one of the best things to have before the major tournaments in the coming months. Actually this tournament was like a cake walk for this boxing champion and she really seems to have enjoyed it.

Mary Kom is the only woman to become World Amateur Boxing champion for a record six times. She is also the only woman boxer to win a medal in each one of the seven world championships. She also won a bronze medal for India in the 2012 Olympics.

by Ricky Tandon | Mon, Jul 29 - 12:07 PM

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