New Delhi [India], Oct 12 (ANI): Kiren Rijiju, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, on Saturday lauded Mary Kom for winning a bronze medal in the ongoing Women's World Boxing Championships and said losing the semi-final with split points is not a failure.
— Mary Kom (@MangteC) October 12, 2019
After the match, a BFI official said that India has waved a yellow card to appeal against how the Indian pugilist was scored in the match.
"We have appealed, the yellow card has been given. But we have to wait for confirmation," a BFI official told ANI.
However, the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) technical committee rejected India's appeal regarding how Mary Kom was scored by the match officials in her semi-final match of the Women's World Boxing Championships.
As per AIBA's instructions, protests are granted only if the scoreline reads either 3:2 or 3:1. Hence, the yellow card was not accepted by the technical committee.
She had proceeded towards the semis after defeating Rio Olympics bronze medalist Ingrit Valencia 5-0 in the quarter-final.
India's Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Jamuna Boro (54kg) and Manju Rani (48kg) are scheduled to play their respective semi-final matches later today.
Rani will face Thailand's Chuthamat Raksat while Borgohain will take on China's Yang Liu.
Borogohain had defeated Poland's Karolina Koszewska 4-1 in the 69-kg quarterfinals while Rani outclassed North Korea's Kim Hyang Mi 4-1 in the quarter-finals of the 48-kg category.
Boro will take on the top seed and former Asian Games bronze-medallist Huang Hsiao-Wen of Chinese Taipei. Boro had defeated Ursula Gottlob of Germany 4-1 in the quarter-finals. (ANI)