Asian Olympic Qualifiers: Mary Kom storms into semi-final, secures Tokyo Olympics berth

Amman [Jordan], Mar 9 (ANI): Six-time world champion Mary Kom (51 kg) on Monday stormed into the semi-final of Asian/Oceanian Olympic Qualifiers after defeating Philippines' Irish Magno 5-0.

With this win over Magna, Mary Kom became the seventh Indian boxer to qualify for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Boxing Federation of India congratulated The six-time world champion and tweeted: "CLASS ACT! Flexed biceps @MangteC shows the world how to win a bout as she booked her ticket for the second Olympic Games and stormed into the semis with a classic display of counter boxing against IMagno of Philippines. She becomes the seventh Indian to book quota for #Tokyo2020. Congrats Champ."

The other six boxers who have qualified for the Olympics are Amit Panghal, Pooja Rani, Lovlina Borgohain, Vikas Krishan, Satish Kumar, and Ashish Kumar.

Championships gold medallist Pooja (75kg), two-time World Championships bronze medallist Lovlina (69kg) and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Vikas (69kg) were the first three Indian boxers to seal their places. (ANI)