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CWG 2018: MC Mary Kom Reaches Final Of 48kg Boxing Event, Defeats Sri Lanka’s Anusha Dilrukshi

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| April 11 , 2018 , 13:42 IST

Five-time World Champion and Indian Boxing legend MC Mary Kom stormed her way into the final of 48kg women’s boxing event on Wednesday at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast.

She won a unanimous 5-0 over Sri Lanka's Anusha Dilrukshi.

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The 35-year-old boxer Mary Kom, who is also a Rajya Sabha MP, prevailed in a dull contest where clean punches were few and far. Despite the height advantage, 39 years old Dilrukshi struggled to connect for the most part. Mary used a low guard and used her reflexes and feet movement to take the advantage.

By being in the final, Mary Kom has ensured herself of a silver medal in her debut Commonwealth Games performance.

This is first CWG that Mary Kom has taken part in and she said this would be her last as well. She also hinted at missing out at the Asian Games to take rest and be ready for World Championship.