Six-time world champion Mary Kom’s pursuit of a second Olympic medal ended in the pre-quarterfinals in Tokyo as she went down to the 2016 edition’s bronze-medallist, Ingrit Valencia of Colombia, in a fiercely-fought showdown.
For all of us @MangteC was the clear winner but Judges have their own calculations😥 https://t.co/bDxjHFK9MZ https://t.co/gVgSEugq4Q
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) 1627560215000
“Dear Mary Kom, you lost in Tokyo Olympics by just one point but for me you are always a champion! You have achieved what no other female boxer in the world has ever achieved. You are a legend. India is proud of you. Boxing and the Olympics will miss you,” the former sports minister said in a tweet.
Dear Mary Kom, you lost in Tokyo Olympics by just one point but for me you are always a champion!You have achieved… https://t.co/yhk8Gavqz5
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) 1627557078000
He said for all Indians, Mary Kom “was the clear winner but judges have their own calculations”.