Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Mary Kom loses bout to Nicola Adams, gets bronze

A disappointed Mary Kom after losing to Nicola Adams of Great Britain in the semi-final of women's Flyweight boxing at Olympic Games in London on Wednesday.

  • Great Britain’s Nicola Adams dashed M C Mary Kom’s hopes of making it to finals as she outclassed iconic Indian pugilist 11-6 in the women’s flyweight (51kg) semifinal in London on Wednesday, leaving her to settle for a bronze.
  • The five-time world champion was no match for her British opponent who was egged on by a vociferous home crowd that included Prime Minister David Cameron and last edition’s silver medallist Aamir Khan.
  • The first round was 3-1 in favour of Nicola better known as “Babyface” in the boxing fraternity. The second round saw Nicola land a lethal right hook followed by a powerful straight left which caught Mary off-guard. Three more points and consolidating the lead at 5-2, it became very difficult for the Indian to come back.
  • The penultimate round saw a desperate Mary trying to make a comeback but Nicola evaded the ‘pint-sized’ Indian dynamo as she couldn’t land a few decisive blows that could have turned the tide. The round was 3-2 in favour of the British and decisive lead of 8-4.
  • The final round was all about how the British boxer would keep Mary Kom at bay and she did that effectively tiring the Manipuri girl, who out of frustration landed a couple of blows at the back of her opponent’s head.
  • An 11-6 result may depict that there was some fight but it was crystal clear that the two-time World Championship runner-up was an emphatic winner.

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