Mary Kom beats Nikhat Zareen, earns Olympic qualifiers spot

Last Modified Saturday, 28 December 2019 (16:38 IST)
New Delhi: M C (51kg) defeated on Saturday in the finals of the ongoing Women's Boxing Olympic trails to make the Indian team for next year's in China.  
Six-time world champion landed some clear punches and defeated Zareen 9-1 in the much-talked-about bout.
 
In the 51kg category, Kom had defeated her opponent Ritu Grewal in a unanimous decision while Zareen too outclassed her opponent Jyoti in a unanimous decision on Friday.Earlier, Zareen had demanded a 'fair chance' to contest the Tokyo Olympic qualifiers. 
 
On October 17, Zareen had written to the Sports Ministry challenging the Boxing Federation of India's (BFI) decision to accommodate world champion Kom by changing its rule of exempting gold and silver medallists from the World Cup. 
 
Meanwhile, in the other results, Sakshi Chaudhary defeated two-time world silver-medallist Sonia Lather (57kg).In the 60kg category, former world champion L Sarita Devi lost to national champion Simranjit Kaur.(UNI)