Mon, 06 Aug 2012 20:05:02 GMT | By IANS

India in London: Day 11 round-up

London: Boxer M.C. Mary Kom ensured another medal for India from the 2012 London Olympics with a convincing 15-6 victory over Tunisian Maroua Rahali in the quarter-finals of the women's 51kg category at the ExCel Arena here Monday.


Mary Kom confirms bronze for India

Mary Kom assures herself an Olympic medal

The winners of the two semi-finals compete for the gold medal while the losing semi-finalists are awarded a bronze each.

The Indian, a five-time World Champion, put in a dominant performance. But her style Monday was in stark contrast to her performance Sunday, when she beat Karolina Michalczuk of Poland.

In the first round, she sized her opponent and relied heavily on defensive tactics. She time and again tried to get inside of her opponent to land a punch but the Tunisian was able to keep her distance.

Both fighters did not throw many punches and the round ended 2-1 in the Indian's favour.

The second round, too, was similar as the diminutive Indian tried to keep away from her taller opponent. Relying on one-off punches, Mary Kom frustrated her opponent with her quick evasive measures.

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