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Mary Kom denied ticket to Rio Olympics 2016

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:48 IST

The International Olympic Committee has denied a wild card entry for the Rio Olympics to five-time world champion pugilist Mary Kom.

Amateur International Boxing Association-appointed ad-hoc committee, Kishan Narsi, confirmed the news. The AIBA had earlier requested a wild card entry for Mary Kom for the upcoming Olympics Games to be held in the Brazilian seaside city of Rio de Janeiro.

Kom's hopes of securing a qualification for the forthcoming Rio Olympics were shattered after she crashed out of the second round of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan.

The 33-year-old became the first Indian woman to win a boxing medal when she clinched bronze in the 2012 London Games.


First published: 23 June 2016, 9:38 IST