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'I was aked to change my ring dress a minute before my bout': Mary Kom seeks explanation

The 38-year-old, who was eyeing her second Olympic medal after the bronze at the 2012 London Games, lost her Flyweight (51kg) pre-quarterfinal to Colombian Ingrit Valencia at the Tokyo Games.

Tokyo Olympics Mary Kom seeks explanation boxing ring dress-VPN
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Tokyo, First Published Jul 30, 2021, 8:43 AM IST
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Boxer MC Mary Kom on Friday questioned the International Olympic Committee with regard to being made to change her dress moments before the bout at the Tokyo Olympics.

In a Twitter post, Mary Kom said: "Surprising. Can anyone explain what will be a ring dress? I was asked to change my ring dress just a minute before my pre-quarterfinal bout; can anyone explain?"

The six-time world champion tagged the Prime Minister's Office, International Olympic Committee and Union Minister Kiren Rijiju and Anurag Thakur.

The 38-year-old, who was eyeing her second Olympic medal after the bronze at the 2012 London Games, lost her Flyweight (51kg) pre-quarterfinal to Colombian Ingrit Valencia at the Tokyo Games.

The boxer had on Thursday slammed the International Olympic Committee's Boxing Task Force for 'poor judging' in her match, which she lost despite winning two of the three rounds.

The Task Force is managing the boxing competition at the Tokyo Olympics after the International Olympic Committee suspended the International Boxing Association for alleged financial wrongdoing and mismanagement.

Mary Kom rued the fact that the decision could not be reviewed at the Games.

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