Mary Kom withdraws from women’s boxing trials of 2022 Commonwealth Games, know why
In a shocking news, 6-time world champion MC Mary Kom withdrew from the ongoing women’s boxing trials for the 2022 Commonwealth Games due to an injury sustained in New Delhi on Friday (June 10). London Olympics bronze medalist Mary Kom suffered a knee injury during the 48kg competition against Neetu. She was in the first minute of the opening round at the time of her injury, but the gritty boxer, after receiving medical attention, returned to the ring to resume the bout. However, Mary Kom was still experiencing intense pain which eventually forced her to leave the ring at the end of the opening round as the referee stopped the match and declared Neetu the winner with a RSCI decision. With this, Mary Kom’s challenge to make it to the Birmingham Games also ended.
@MangteC suffered an injury on the second day of the ongoing Commonwealth Games trials in New Delhi. She twisted her left knee in the first round of her match against Neetu (48kg). Injury forced him to stop the bout and was ruled out of #CWG2022.
Wishing him a speedy recovery!#boxing pic.twitter.com/ygisAZONZZ
— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) June 10, 2022
Neetu will face Manju Rani in the final on Saturday, aiming to make it to the Commonwealth Games in 48kg. It could also potentially end Mary’s illustrious career as the legend turns 40 next year and could be out of contention if her injury concerns remain. Even at the age of 39, she has set a big benchmark in terms of fitness by trying her skills in the ring. Will Mary return again? It’s time to tell.