Tokyo 2020: Mary Kom’s quest of clinching second Olympic medal comes to an cease, Indian goes down in opposition to Colombia’s Ingrit Lorena Valencia

Mary Kom’s flee in the continuing Tokyo Olympics came to an cease after the Indian puglist misplaced her Rond of 16 conflict in opposition to Colombia’s Ingrit Lorena Valencia. The Colombian, who’s a bronze medalist from the Rio Olympics 2016, won the contest 3:2 after a split decision by the judges.

With the defeat, Mary’s conquest of clinching her second Olympic medal additionally ended as this became her closing appearance on the Games. The 38-365 days-old, who’s a six-time world champion, welcomed the consequence with a broad smile on her face and shared a hug along with her opponent after the conclusion of the bout.       

A myth’s marketing campaign ends today #IND‘s MC Mary Kom bids the Olympic stage adieu after a 3-2 split decision loss to Rio 2016 bronze medallist, Ingrit Valencia #StrongerTogether | #UnitedByEmotion | #Boxing | #Tokyo2020 | @MangteC

— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) July 29, 2021

The competition began with Valencia making a promising flee against Mary. However, an experienced Mary produced a detached originate as both the boxers exchanged punches. After the cease of Round 1, which seen both the boxers make a dominant show, the judges verdict went in favour of the Colombian, who secured the hole round 4-1. 

The second round seen an identical turn of events but this time the Indian received the upperhand over her opponent.

The closing round as soon as more seen a end battle between the 2 as a tired Mary saved the momentum in opposition to an lively Valencia and went on to end the round with 3-2 salvage. 

However, Valencia’s performance in the hole round helped her make the much-wished edge over the Indian as she went on to salvage the contest.

Mary had earlier defeated Valencia in the 2019 World Championship quarterfinals and it became the Colombian’s first profession salvage over the icon.

Treasure Mary Kom, the 32-365 days-old Valencia is a trailblazer for her country. She is the first female boxer to fetch represented Colombia on the Olympic Games, besides the nation’s first female boxer to salvage an Olympic medal. 

– with PTI inputs 

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