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Feb 23, 2018
7:39AM

MC Mary Kom and L Sarita Devi advance to semifinals of the Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament

The seasoned duo of MC Mary Kom and L Sarita Devi entered thesemifinals, along with two male boxers, in the 69th Strandja Memorial BoxingTournament in Sofia, Bulgaria yesterday. The duo was assured of their thirdsuccessive international medals.

Mary Kom defeated Steluta Duta of Romania in 48-kilogram quarterfinalcontest. Sarita got the better of China's Qi Yawen in her last-eight stage boutin the 60-kilogram category.

In the men's draw, India Open gold-medallist Amit Panghal in 49kg alsomade the semifinal stage along with last edition's silver-medallist MohammedHussamuddin in 56kg contest. India is now assured of seven medals in thetournament, five of them courtesy women boxers.  

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