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A New Feather In Her Cap, Mary Kom Makes History By Clinching 5th Gold

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Wednesday brought a lot of buzzes related to severe environmental changes in the national capital region while the five-time world champion Mary Kom claimed her 5th gold medal at the Asian Boxing Championships. She beat Korea’s Hyang Mi Kim in a highly competitive session in the Ho Chi Minh City. Mary won this title by 5-0 unanimously and clinched her 5th gold after Asian Games 2014. It is also her first accolade in the category of 48 kg.

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The game consisted fierce bouts where both the boxers got into a competent fight with the ringing of the bell. Mary’s triumph is a result of an excellent footwork in the ring that outpaced her opponent with a lead. The game although didn’t see any extreme hitting or unusual attacks, but was entertaining throughout due to the frequent exchange of powerful punches from both the sides. Mary’s opponent Hyang Mi Kim was consistent in her left hooks while our Indian player maintained a counter-attack style to change the game in her favor. Mary entered the final after defeating Japanese boxer Tsubasa Komura with a score of 5-0. Although the score was weighted at Mary’s side completely, Hyang surely fought till the end and gave a tough contest.

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