Mary Kom wins first session, guaranteed of medal
Six-time best on the planet Mary Kom made an effective come back to 51kg category, overpowering Mala Rai of Nepal to achieve the elimination rounds and guarantee herself of a medal, as the hosts kept on commanding the India Open boxing tournament here Tuesday.
Strolling into the ring to uproarious cheers from a pressed group at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium, the London Olympic bronze medallist squandered brief period to record a 5-0 win.
Such was the quality of ‘Wonderful Mary’ that even her adversary demonstrated no lament in the misfortune and was seen donning a wide grin while embracing the Indian boxing symbol in energy.
“It’s additionally a learning knowledge for me. The Nepal rival was experienced and very solid. It’s happy to be back in India. We as a whole are attempting our best to make the nation glad,” Mary Kom, who made her aggressive introduction at home in 51kg, said.
The observed Manipuri fighter had quit the Asian Championships a month ago so as to get ready for the World Championships.
Previous best on the planet Sarita Devi guaranteed herself of a medal by cruising into the elimination round with a 5-0 prevail upon Preeti Beniwal in the 60kg category.
Neighborhood most loved Ankushita Boro additionally guaranteed a medal in the 64kg category when she pipped Lalita 4-1 by split choice in another late night session.
Mary will be facing individual Indian and Asian Championships bronze medallist Nikhat Zareen in a blockbuster semi-last as the couple affirmed two medals for India.
Strandja Cup gold medallist Nikhat was similarly noteworthy with a whirlwind of punches against countryman Anamika in her 5-0 triumph.
Facing her ‘godlike object’, Nikhat will look vindicate her South Asian Games thrashing to Mary Kom in the elimination rounds.
“I was anxious apprehensive last time however this time I’m solid and steady and want to put forth a strong effort,” Nikhat said.
Strandja Cup silver medallist Manju Rani continued assaulting her adversary, Cleo Claveras Tesara of Philippines directly from the begin to win a success by RSC (Referee Stop Contest) in Round 1 to move to the 48kg semi-finals.
Monika was similarly predominant in her quarter-last session against Thailand’s Apaporn Intongsee which she won 5-0.
Kalavani was pronounced victor by RSC in Round 2 over Bhutan’s Tandin Lhamo while Nitu did not appreciate similar fortunes and was blanked 0-5 by previous title holder Josie Gabuco of Philippines.
Prior, Haryana adolescent Pawan Narwal outmaneuvered Youth Olympics gold medallist Brian Arregui Agustin in the 69kg category as all the five fighters in the men’s segment progressed to the quarterfinals.
The Argentine commanded the first round yet the 21-year-old Indian gradually made a return with his shrewd footwork to win 4-1 of every a split choice.
“It was a nearby battle. He was perilous with his left snare and landed amazing punches. Pawan outworked him with his shrewd footwork which was the key,” India’s main execution chief Santiago Nieva told PTI.
“He (Narwal) truly connected the weight and the Argentine couldn’t support at last. He scored very well all things considered. It was a reasonable choice,” Nieva said of the session, including that the Haryana chap needs some increasingly universal introduction.
Narwal will next face Clair Marven of Mauritius for a spot in the elimination rounds.
Having missed out four years of rivalries at junior dimension because of suspension of boxing league, Narwal from Rindhana in Sonepat joined the camp just a year ago and got everybody unsuspecting.
In 2018, Narwal had made due with a bronze at the Asian Games Invitational Test Tournament in Jakarta in February. He at that point proceeded to change the shade of the medal to silver at the Belgrade International Boxing tournament in August.
“We couldn’t contend at the Junior Nationals for a long time because of the suspension and made an immediate passage to seniors a year ago,” Narwal said.
Discussing the camp in Patiala, he stated: “I are very brave accomplices in the camp and Santiago Sir is buckling down for me. There has been a tremendous improvement in me.”
In the base portion of the attract the 69kg, experienced Dinesh Dagar, who won a silver medal at the last release of this tournament, was a long way from persuading however defeated Filipino Marjon Angcon Pianar 3-2 of every a split choice.
“He can be superior to anything he did today,” Nieva said of Dagar who had vanquished 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Evaldas Petrauskas of Lithuania on the way to winning a silver at the GeeBee Tournament in Finland in March.
Youth World Championship bronze medalist Ankit Khatana (60kg) started the day for the Indian’s in the men’s segment with a success over Ryan Boy Empoc Moreno of Philippines.
Ankit will take on Prakash Limbu Ijam of Nepal in the quarterfinals.
Ashish (64kg) and Manjit Panghal (75kg) likewise made the quarterfinals in their particular segments.