Tokyo Olympics: Mary Kom Loses To Colombia’s Ingrit Valencia
Mary Kom lost to 3rd seed Ingrit Valencia of Colombia in Round of 16.
A 6-time world champion, Mary Kom has bowed out of Tokyo Olympics after losing to Colombia’s Ingrit Lorena Victoria Valencia in women’s 51kg by 3:2 split decision, on Thursday.
News agency ANI tweeted as: “#Olympics | Boxing, Women’s Flyweight (48-51kg) Preliminaries Round of 16: MC Mary Kom loses to Ingrit Valencia 3-2”
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#Olympics | Boxing, Women's Flyweight (48-51kg) Preliminaries Round of 16: MC Mary Kom loses to Ingrit Valencia 3-2
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— ANI (@ANI) July 29, 2021
Valencia won the first round but Mary Kom staged a comeback in the second. The second round saw a similar turn of events. Mary Kom had tears in her eyes and a wide smile on her face when the referee raised Valencia’s hand at the end.
“I don’t understand this scoring system, how did she lose the first round 1-4 when there was hardly anything separating these two. It is a disappointment but that’s luck I guess,” national assistant coach and Mary Kom’s personal trainer Chhote Lal Yadav told PTI.
Post Mary Kom’s march, Social media has been witnessing an outpour of love and support for her and the netizens have been appreciating her for her performance and determination.
Earlier, Mary Kom had beaten Valencia in the 2019 world championship quarterfinals.
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