Mary Kom: MC Mary Kom is counted among the great players of India. Veteran Indian boxer MC Mary Kom’s dream of participating in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games was shattered on Friday when she was forced to withdraw midway through the 48kg trials after suffering a knee injury.
six time champion
Six-time world champion Mary Kom bent her left knee in the first round of the 48kg semi-final. This would prevent her from playing in the Commonwealth Games, in which she became the first Indian woman boxer to win a gold medal in the last 2018 edition. With his withdrawal, Haryana’s Neetu entered the final of the Commonwealth Games trials at the Indira Gandhi International Stadium here. Mary Kom said, ‘I was working very hard for this. This is unlucky. I have never hurt my knee before.
Mary Kom withdrew due to injury
“Six-time world champion Mary Kom withdrew from the ongoing Women’s Boxing Trials for the 2022 Commonwealth Games due to an injury sustained on Friday,” the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) said in a statement. London Olympics bronze medalist Mary Kom fell in the ring in the very first round of the bout. The 39-year-old tried to compete by getting up, but after being hit with a couple of punches, she lost her balance and sat down holding her left leg.
had to leave the ring
He then had to leave the ring and the referee declared Neetu the winner. Neetu, who won a gold medal at the prestigious Strandja Memorial Tournament in her debut this year, will now face Manju Rani for a place in the Commonwealth Games squad. The most successful Indian boxer had pulled out of the World Championship and Asian Games to focus on the Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham next month. The Manipur boxer was bandaged on her knee and taken to the hospital for a scan. Mary Kom’s last tournament was the Tokyo Olympics, in which she reached the pre-quarters and lost after a tough challenge.