HMANGTE Chungneijang Mery Kom starts her Olympics debu with an one sided victory. The match between Mery Kom and HERNANDEZ GARCIA Miguelina of Dominican Republic seemed somewhere a easy victory for Mery Kom.
Boxing: Mary starts well in first round
Mery Kom started her first round with an Victory while with a 3-2 decision in Mary Koms favor.
The first round of three starts! Quite an energetic start from both the pugilists with Mary showing some good footwork in the ring! But Garcia is agile enough to avoid her opponent’s punches. Mary gets a right on Garcia’s face! 3-2 in favour of Mary!
Garcia tried A lot in second round but Mary was best at her game.
A lot of calculation and slow pacing going on! After being hit early on, Mary tries to find some space as Garcia keeps up her defence well enough. Garcia ups her game as she moves faster but she’s not able to land clean hits on her opponent.
A winner-takes-all situation here in the final round! A very energetic start by Mary as she tries to pin her opponent on the ropes. Sensational front-foot boxing. Garcia grows desperate but Mary’s reflexes are top-notch, even at 38! A mother of four trying to keep her Olympic gold medal dream alive! And the judges name Mary the winner in this R32 bout! 4-1 on split decision.
Meanwhile, Mary Kom boxes in the flyweight category and the India’s Men’s Hockey team will also be involved in a high-voltage clash against Australia after winning their first game against New Zealand.
Remaining events of Day 2:
India vs Australia (Men’s Hockey) – 3 PM IST |
Manish Kaushik (Men’s 63kg Round of 32 Bout) 3:06 PM |
Maana Patel (Women’s 100m backstroke) – 3:32 PM |
Sajan Prakash (Men’s 200m butterfly and 100m butterfly) – 3:50 PM and 4:15 PM |
Srihari Nataraj (Men’s 100m backstroke) – 4:26 PM.