Superwoman Mary Kom Wins Historic Asian Games Gold

31-year-old London Olympic bronze medallist adds another feather to her brilliant 14-year-old international cap.

updated: October 02, 2014 07:35 IST
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Mary Kom celebrates after winning Asian Games gold.

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India's M.C. Mary Kom punched her way to a historic gold medal on Wednesday. The world number five defeated Zhaina Shekerbekova of Kazakhstan to win her first gold in an Asian Games. This is India's seventh gold at Incheon, South Korea. (Day 12 Blog | Medal Tally)

Mary was at her magnificent best in the final bout of women's flyweight (48-51 kg) division. While Shekerbekova - six years her junior - looked to put up a stiff fight, 31-year-old Mary used a combination of right and left jabs to assert her superiority.

Shekerbekova made a good start winning the first round, but Mary used her greater experience to claw back. Mixing her punches, Mary won the next three rounds as the crowd egged her on every minute at the Seonhak Gymnasium in Incheon.

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