Qinhuangdao, China: India's boxer M.C. Mary Kom (51kg) moved a step closer to booking a berth in the London Olympics by beating Norway's Marielle Hansen 18-6 in the pre-quarters of the women's World Boxing Championship here on Tuesday.
Mary Kom moved into the last eight of the qualifying event. Women's boxing will make its Olympic debut in London in three categories - 51kg, 60kg and 75kg.
The Manipuri boxer's category has two spots available for Asia from among a total of eight. Three Asian boxers have made it to the quarter-finals including the Indian, the other two being Ren Cancan and North Korea's Hye Kim.