Tokyo Olympics: Mary Kom very upset, literally in tears, says ‘I think I won, don’t know who to protest’

Tokyo Olympics: Mary Kom very upset, literally in tears, says ‘I think I won, don’t know who to protest’
Tokyo Olympics: Mary Kom very upset, literally in tears, says ‘I think I won, don’t know who to protest’

India at Tokyo Olympics – MaryKom Very Upset: Mary Kom was visibly upset and in tears after her shock defeat to Colombia’s Ingrit Valencia in the women’s flyweight pre-quarterfinals. The Indian boxing veteran lost by split decision but was stunned by the result and suggested that the loss still hadn’t sunk in. Kom believes that she had edged the contest and even raised her arm up just before the announcement of the winner, only to see Valencia crowned as the winner, clearly hinting that referees were biased – Follow LIVE Updates

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Mary Kom said that decision was very unfortunate and slammed the International Olympic Committee’s Boxing Task Force for ‘poor judging’. The 38-year-old said, “I don’t know and understand this decision, what’s wrong with the Task Force? What’s wrong with the IOC?”

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Tokyo Olympics: Mary Kom very upset, literally in tears, says ‘I think I won, don’t know who to protest’

India at Tokyo Olympics – MaryKom Very Upset: Mary Kom couldn’t believe that she had lost in her bout against Ingrit Valencia on Thursday. Speaking to Sportskeeda after the defeat, the Indian boxing legend labelled the event as “the worst Olympics”, especially with the coronavirus protocols. Kom said that she couldn’t believe she had lost, and added, “They clearly said they will not accept a single protest from the beginning. This was cleared before the bout. I think I  have won, but I don’t know who to protest to.”

India at Tokyo Olympics – MaryKom Very Upset: In an interview with PTI, Mary Kom said that decision was very unfortunate and slammed the International Olympic Committee’s Boxing Task Force for ‘poor judging’. The 38-year-old said, “I don’t know and understand this decision, what’s wrong with the Task Force? What’s wrong with the IOC?”

She added, “I was happy inside the ring, when I came out, I was happy because in my mind I knew I had won. When they took me for doping, I was still happy. Only when I saw the social media and my coach (Chhote Lal Yadav repeated it to me), it sunk in that I have lost. I had beaten this girl twice in the past. I couldn’t believe that her hand was raised by the referee. I swear, it hadn’t struck me that I lost, I was so sure.”

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India at Tokyo Olympics – MaryKom Very Upset: Mary Kom trailed 4-1 in the opening round with four of the five judges scoring it 10-9 in favour of Valencia. In the next two rounds, Mary Kom got three of the five judges to rule in her favour but the overall score-line was still in favour of Valencia. The 38-year-old needed a 4-1 verdict in the final round to swing the bout for her.