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Mary Kom fails to qualify for Rio Olympics

 2016-05-22 08:01:36.0

downloadASTANA (Kazakhstan): Five-time world champion M C Mary Kom's hopes of a second successive Olympic appearance ended on Saturday after she went down in the second round of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships.

Mary Kom , who was a bronze-medallist at the 2012 London Olympics, lost 0-2 to Germany�s Azize Nimani in the second round of an event from where only the semifinalists would make the cut for the upcoming Rio Games..

Mary Kom took off aggressively and continued to be aggressive in the second round as well, but it was the defence and counter-attacks of Nimani to take the lead in the match and victorious in�the end.

The tournament is the final qualifying event for women boxers in the three Olympic categories of 51kg, 60kg, and 75kg and has 12 Rio tickets on offer.

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