Incheon: Indian women boxers made a promising start to their Asian Games campaign with Mary Kom, L. Sarita Devi and Pooja Rani advancing to the quarter-finals of their respective categories at the Seonhak Gymnasium here on Saturday. (Day 8 Blog)
The 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom registered a comprehensive 3-0 victory by a unanimous judges' decision over Yeji Kim of South Korea in the fly weight (48-51kg) round of 16 match. She next plays China's Haijuan Si in the quarter-finals on Sunday.
Former World Champion Sarita Devi defeated Chungson Ri of North Korea 3-0 also by a unanimous judges' decision in the lightweight (57-60kg) round of 16 contest. She will take on Mongolia's Suvd Erdene Oyungerel in the quarter-final match Sunday.