Mary claims historic 5th gold at Asian C’ships

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Indian boxing stalwart M C Mary Kom (48kg) clinched an unprecedented fifth gold medal but Sonia Lather (57kg) settled for silver at the Asian Championships, here today.

Up against North Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi, the five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist Mary Kom prevailed in a unanimous 5-0 verdict to add another accolade to her already crowded cabinet.However, world championship silver-medallist, Sonia, had to be content with a runners-up finish for the second time at this event after she went down in a split verdict to China’s Yin Junhua in the final.

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