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Tokyo Olympics: MC Mary Kom wins opening women's flyweight bout against Miguelina Hernandez

India's female boxing stint was off to a winning start at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Legendary five-time world champion MC Mary Kom knocked out Dominican Republic's Miguelina Hernandez in the flyweight category.

Tokyo Olympics: MC Mary Kom wins opening women's flyweight bout against Miguelina Hernandez-ayh
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Tokyo, First Published Jul 25, 2021, 1:46 PM IST
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Legendary Indian female boxer and five-time world champion MS Mary Kom was off to a dominating start to her 2020 Tokyo Olympics campaign. She won her opening flyweight bout against Miguelina Hernandez of the Dominican Republic.

It was a dominating start by the Indian, as she trumped 4-1. At the end of Round 2, the scoreline was locked at 19-19. However, Mary upped her ante in the final round, going left and right on Miguelina, while she was careful with her defences as she stormed through to win comfortably.

Mary's win comes as a relief for the Indian boxing contingent after Vikas Krishan had lost his men's welterweight clash on Saturday. He was knocked out by Japan's Mensah's Okazawa 5-0 in a brutal fashion.

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