Amman (Jordan): MC Mary Kom, the six-time world champion on Monday booked a berth at Tokyo Olympics 2020 after reaching the semi-final at Asian/Oceanian Olympic qualifiers at Amman, Jordan. She is the eight Indian boxer to book the Tokyo Olympic berths at the Asian qualifiers in Amman.
Kom defeated Philippines boxer Irish Magno 5-0 0 (unanimous verdict) in the quarter-final of the 51kg category in Amman to book her place in the semi-final of the Olympic qualifiers. With Simranjit Kaur winning her 60kg quarter-final in the last Indian bout of the day, 8 Indian boxers booked Tokyo Olympic berths at the Asian qualifiers in Amman.
“CLASS ACT! @MangteC shows the world how to win a bout as she booked her ticket for the second Olympic Games and stormed into the semis with a classic display of counter boxing against IMagno of (Philippines). She becomes the (7th) (Indian) to book quota for #Tokyo2020. Congrats Champ.#boxing” the Boxing Federation tweeted from its official account.
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The London Olympics bronze medalist will return to the Olympics for a second time for the sport at the Winter Games in Tokyo. to the Games in Tokyo. After beating Nikhat Zateen in the final of Women’s Boxing Olympics trials in the 51 kg weight category in Delhi in December, Mary Kom had earned a ticket to the Olympic qualifier.