Mary lost the Boxing Championship by 1-4 to Cakiroglu from Turkey in the 51Kg semi game. The Indian side decided to stage a protest against the authorities on how they rejected a valid score that was made by Mary Kom.
The Sports Minister kiren Rijiju to Mary, Lost WC with split points is not a failure- News Go Live applauded Mary Kom on the Bronze medal won by her in the Women’s Boxing Championship and said that losing a match by split points isn’t a failure.
Kiren Rijiju to Mary,Lost WC with split points is not a failure- News Go Live said in a tweet that Mary has achieved that what no one has ever able to achieve. He added by turning to Mary and said that she has won 8 boxing championship medals and the whole country is very proud of having her. Find the tweet here: https://bit.ly/2M7r3J5
This 6-time champion got knocked out by Turkey’s Busenaz Cakirogluin the 51kg category by 1-4. The match was in Ulan-Ude, Russia. Mary has to return with a bronze medal.
The addition of this medal made her the only one to have this number of world championship medals in the country. She has a total of 8 medals now.
However, Mary tweeted after the match, asking her followers to judge whether it was fair or not. She added a Youtube clip and also tagged Sports Minister and the PMO. You can find the tweet here: https://bit.ly/2B4Hqjp
The BFI showed a yellow card to review the decision which was against the Indian contender. An official confirmed that the yellow card was given and the appeal to review was made which is still not confirmed if accepted, we have to wait.
Later, the IBA rejected the Indian appeal of the same. IBA told that as per rules, the protests will only be entertained if the scorecard said 3-2 or 3-1.
Mary Kom made her way to the semis by defeating Valencia in the quarterfinals by 5-0.