The six-time world champion damaged her left knee in the first minutes of her semifinal match against Nitu of Haryana. Therefore, Mary Kom will not participate in the biennial event. In 2018, she became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in boxing in the most recent championship. Read out the complete details about Mary Kom withdraws following leg injury down below with us!
Mary Kom withdraws following leg injury
Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom OLY is an Indian boxer and politician currently a member of the Rajya Sabha. MC Mary Kom is the first woman from India to win a gold medal in boxing at the Asian Games. Mary Kom has five gold medals from the Asian Championships for Women Boxers. In 2017, the last one was held in Ho Chi Minh City. Indian boxer MC Mary Kom had to pull out her 48kg Commonwealth Games trial on Friday because she hurt her leg.
During the first round of the 48 kg semifinals, the six-time world champion hurt himself. At the CWG trials at the Indira Gandhi International Stadium, Nitu of Haryana made it to the finals. Mary won the gold medal in 2018 and lost in the first round. After getting hit a few times, the 39-year-old woman struggled to stay on her feet while holding her left leg. She had to be carried out of the ring, and the Referee declared Nitu the winner by Referee Stops the Contest (RSCI). She’s been taken to the hospital to be checked out. The Indian boxer with the most medals missed the World Championships and the Asian Games so he could focus on the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham next month.
“Six-time world champion Mary Kom has withdrawn from the ongoing Women’s Boxing Trials. For the 2022 Commonwealth Games due to an injury she suffered on Friday,” the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) said in a statement.