Manju Rani reaches final of women World Boxing Championship 2019
New Delhi : Indian boxer Manju Rani fought well against Chuthamat Raksat of Thailand, beating her 4-1 to ensure seat in the final of Women’s World Boxing Championships 2019 in Ulan-Ude (Russia) on Saturday.
With her maiden appearance in the final of the tournament, she has assured India a silver medal while she will attempt to convert it into Gold.
Earlier in the day, six-time world champion MC Mary Kom lost her semi-final bout to Turkey’s Busenaz Cakiroglu in what turned out to be a close encounter. The third-seed lost 1-4 but the Indian contingent protested the decision.
The 36-year-old Mary Kom later expressed her disappointment on Twitter, questioning the result. “How and why. Let the world know how much right and wrong the decision is,” she posted.
“Mary fought exceptionally well and should have won the bout. We are still quite stunned that the decision did not go in her favour,” India assistant coach and Mary Kom’s trainer Chhote Lal Yadav told PTI.