New Delhi, Nov 20 (CNMSPORTS): Five-time world champion M.C. Mary Kom became the first Indian on Tuesday to enter the medal round of the 10th AIBA womens World Boxing Championships at the packed K.D. Jhadav Hall here.
The experienced Indian icon gave a perfect start and the platform to India's medal campaign at home, outsmarting Yu Wu from China 5:0 in the Light Fly (48 kg) category which was later cashed in on by Lovlina Borgohain, who accounted for Aussie Kaye Frances Scott in Welter class (69 kg), with another unanimous decision of the day.
Later in the evening session, Sonia beat Colombia's Yeni Castenada in the 57 kg category while Simranjit Kaur beat Ireland's Amy Sara Broadhurst 3:1 in the 64 kg category.
But Manisha Moun (54 kg), Bhagyabati (81 kg) and Pinki Rani Jangra (51 kg) were not so lucky on the day.
The aggressive 20-year-old could not get past top-seeded Stoyka Zhelyazkova Petrova and ended up on the losing side, the split verdict (4:1) going in favour of the Bulgarian, while Bhagyabati lost to Colombian Jessica Sinisterra, in a split verdict (2:3).