Silesian Open boxing: Mary Kom clinches her 3rd gold medal of the year


Indian five-time world boxing champion MC Mary Kom clinched her third gold medal of the year in 48 kg category, while Jyoti Gulia picked up the country’s lone gold in 51 kg of the youth category of the Silesian Open Boxing Tournament for women in Gliwice, Poland.

Mary Kom was up against Kazakhstan’s Aigerim Kassanayeva and prevailed 5-0 with a fine tactical performance.

In the youth competition, Jyoti, a former world champion and India’s only boxer to have qualified for next month’s Youth Olympic Games in Argentina, out-classed Poland’s Tatiana Pluta in just the second round of her final bout to clinch gold.

Former world champion Sarita Devi, however, signed off with a bronze medal in the senior category. In the junior competition, the Indian team produced a terrific performance to sign off with 13 medals — six gold, six silver and a bronze.