‘Will go for gold’: Mary Kom after securing 8th World Championship medal
Six-time World champion M C Mary Kom secured an unprecedented eighth medal at the World Women’s Boxing Championship after advancing to (51kg) semifinals. The pugilist defeated Colombia’s Valencia Victoria via a unanimous 5-0 verdict to reach the final four. Mary Kom improved her own record as the most successful boxer in the history of the tournament. Mary Kom will face second-seeded Turk Busenaz Cakiroglu in the semifinal . Speaking after the victory, Mary Kom said that she will now aim to enter the finals and win a gold medal.