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India’s appeal turned down after Mary Kom’s historic eighth medal at World Championships

Post the match, India had appealed to the authority to have another look at the points awarded but it has been declined.

SNS | New Delhi |

Ace Indian boxer Mary Kom bowed out of the ongoing World Championships 2019 and had to settle for a bronze medal after she lost her 51 Kg semi-final match against Turkey’s Busenaz Cakiroglu. Mary Kom lost the match via a split verdict of 1:4 against her at Ulan-Ude, in Russia, on Saturday. Nonetheless, her bronze medal is a historic eight one for her at the World Championships. She has already won six golds and a silver medal in the past.

Post the match, India had appealed to the authority to have another look at the points awarded. India had raised a Yellow Card but as per the instructions of the International Boxing Association (AIBA), the appeal is considered only if the score read 3:2 or 3:1. Since Mary Kom lost the match 1:4, India’s appeal was promptly declined.

The Indian pugilist was clearly disappointed with her defeat and was not happy with the decision of the referee. She even took to Twitter to question the decision. “How and why. Let the world know how much right and wrong the decision is,” she tweeted along with the link to the webcast.