- NET Web Desk
On Thursday July 29, the six-time world champion, MC Mary Kom has slammed the International Olympic Committee’s (IOCs) Boxing Task Force, for ‘unfair decision’ during the flyweight (51kg) pre-quarterfinal at the Tokyo Games which she lost despite winning two of the three rounds.
The 38-year-old, multiple-time Asian champion asserted about the poor judgement through her Twitter handle.
“Surprising..can anyone explain what will be a ring dress. I was ask to change my ring dress just a minute before my pre qtr bout can anyone explain. @PMOIndia @ianuragthakur @KirenRijiju @iocmedia @Olympics” – tweeted by Mary Kom.
Surprising..can anyone explain what will be a ring dress. I was ask to change my ring dress just a minute before my pre qtr bout can anyone explain. @PMOIndia @ianuragthakur @KirenRijiju @iocmedia @Olympics pic.twitter.com/b3nwPXSdl1
— M C Mary Kom OLY (@MangteC) July 30, 2021
During an interview with the news agency PTI, she stated “I was happy inside the ring, when I came out, I was happy because in my mind I knew I had won. When they took me for doping, I was still happy. Only when I saw the social media and my coach, it sunk in that I have lost”.
Mary Kom was defeated by the Colombian boxer, Valencia Victoria with 2-3 points in the round 16 of the 51 kg boxing.
She is the only female to win the World Amateur Boxing Championship six times, the only female boxer to have won a medal in each one of the first seven World Championships, and the only boxer (male or female) to win eight World Championship medals.
Nicknamed ‘Magnificent Mary’, she is the first Indian female boxer to win gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Mary Kom is also the recipient of Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri – India’s fourth-highest civilian honour.