Mary Kom fails to qualify for Rio; loses 0-2 in Rd 2 of Worlds


Astana (Kazakhstan) : Five-time World champion MC Mary Kom (51 kg) failed to qualify for the upcoming Rio games, after losing to Germany's Azize Nimani 0-2 in the second round of the AIBA World Women's Boxing Championships here today. In an thrilling contest, the 32-year-old pugilist started off on a aggressive note but Nimani managed to control the things by fighting from a distance. In the opening minutes, the German player hardly attempted any attack but somehow managed to connect a few counter-jabs. In the second round, London Olympic Bronze medallist continued her dominance with some good attack but failed to get the green signal from the judges, who again ruled in favour of Nimani on a split decision. The under-pressure Manipuri boxer then threw herself aggressively at the German player, but the determined attack failed to yield the desired results for her as Nimani was declared winner on a split vote. Nimani will next be up against top seed Davide Marzia of Italy who got the better of Hungary's Katalin Ancsin.

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