Mary Kom wins gold in President’s Cup ahead of world championships

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 28, 2019UPDATED: July 28, 2019 16:18 IST Mary Kom won the 51kg gold in President’s Cup on Sunday (Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMary Kom won the 51kg gold in President’s Cup in Indonesia on SundayMary participated in the President’s Cup in order to get some bouts under her beltMary Kom will be participating in the world championships, starting September 7Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom claimed the gold medal without breaking a sweat in the 23rd President’s Cup, asserting her supremacy in a lop-sided 51kg bout final in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia on Sunday.The Olympic bronze medallist pugilist decimated Australian April Franks 5-0.The 36-year-old Indian had also won a gold medal at the India Open boxing tournament in May, but skipped the Asian Championships as part of a larger plan to enhance her chances of Olympic qualification.Gold medal for me and for my country at #PresidentCup Indonesia. Winning means you’re willing to go longer,work harder & give more effort than anyone else. I sincerely thanks to all my Coaches and support staffs of @BFI_official @KirenRijiju @Media_SAI Kom (@MangteC) July 28, 2019The Asian Championship was held in Thailand in May.Fresh from winning the gold at the India Open two months ago, Mary Kom participated in this prestigious tournament with the aim of testing herself and getting some much-needed bouts under the belt ahead of the World Championships.Mary Kom, who claimed her sixth world title last year in Delhi, will be looking to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the World Championships in Yekaterinburg, Russia.The 2019 World Boxing Championships for women will be held from September 7 to 21.Also Read | We are with IOA, says NRAI on 2022 CWG boycott planAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Mary KomFollow President’s Cup boxing Mary Kom wins gold in President’s Cup ahead of world championshipsMary Kom made light work of challenge from Australia’s April Franks in a 1-sided final of the 51kg women’s category.advertisement Nextlast_img read more