Mary Kom bows out of Tokyo Olympics after losing to Ingrit Lorena


Six-time world champion Mary Kom crashed out of ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2020 on Thursday after losing to Colombia’s Ingrit Lorena Victoria Valencia in women’s 51 kg by 3:2 split decision.

Valencia won the bout 3-2. Valencia advanced to the quarter-finals of the showpiece event after defeating Mary Kom in the women's flyweight (48-51kg) category event. Mary Kom lost the first round 1-4 but made a strong comeback n Round 2. She battled hard and only lost the match by 3-2 which is a close margin.

India's boxing hopes now rely on Satish Kumar. Kumar progressed into the quarter-finals of the men's super heavyweight (+95kg) category in the Tokyo Olympics after defeating Ricardo Brown of Jamaica in the Round of 16 here at the Kokugikan arena.

Earlier on Wednesday, Boxer Pooja Rani (75kg) stormed into the quarter-finals of the women's middleweight (69-75kg) category after defeating Ichrak Chaib of Algeria in the Round of 16 5-0.