Mary Kom Wins Gold As India Clinches 9 Medals At President’s Cup

Indian boxers shone high and bright at the 23rd President’s Cup in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia. Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom defeated Australia’s April Franks to clinch the gold medal in a one sided 51 kg category final while 2018 World Championships bronze winner Simranjit Kaur grabbed a gold in the 60 kg category.

The rich haul of the Indian boxers comprised seven gold and silver. While the women had a flawless record in the finals, winning all four medals, the men had mixed fortunes as they settled for two silver and three gold medals. The superb all-round performance helped the Indian contingent win the ‘Best Team’ award.

Two months after winning gold at the India Open, Mary Kom arrived at this prestigious tournament with the aim of testing herself against the world’s best ahead of the World Championships in October. The ace boxer is looking to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the World Championships in Yekaterinburg, Russia.