Mary Kom pulled out of the Commonwealth Video games trials after sustaining a leg harm.© AFP
Veteran Indian boxer MC Mary Kom was on Friday pressured to withdraw halfway via her Commonwealth Video games 48kg trial after sustaining a leg harm. The six-time world champion injured herself within the first spherical of the 48kg semifinals. Haryana’s Nitu thus superior to the finals of the CWG trials on the Indira Gandhi Worldwide Stadium right here.
The 2018 gold medallist, Mary, fell down within the first spherical of the bout. The 39-year-old tried to maintain going however after a few punches struggled to maintain steadiness as she clutched her left leg.
An official assertion from Boxing Federation of India (BFI) acknowledged: “Six-time world champion Mary Kom has withdrawn from the on-going Girls’s Boxing Trials for the 2022 Commonwealth Video games as a result of an harm she suffered on Friday. Through the 48kg contest in opposition to Nitu, the London Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom sustained a knee harm simply after a minute into the opening spherical however, after medical help, the veteran boxer got here again into the ring because the bout was resumed.”
“Nevertheless, Mary Kom was nonetheless experiencing intense ache that ultimately pressured her to depart the ring in the direction of the top of the opening spherical because the referee stopped the bout and declared Nitu the winner with RSCI verdict. With this, Mary Kom’s problem for a spot on the Birmingham Video games additionally got here to an finish. Nitu will face Manju Rani within the last on Saturday, aiming to seal CWG berth within the 48kg. “
Essentially the most embellished Indian boxer had given the World Championships and Asian Video games a miss to focus on the CWG, which is to be held in Birmingham subsequent month.
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