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Mary Kom, Devendro in QFs of Mongolian boxing tourney

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NEW DELHI, June 21: Five-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg) got a bye into the quarterfinals as India made a solid start at the Ulaanbaatar Cup boxing tournament with four wins on the opening day in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia today.

Mary Kom, returning to competitive action after a one � year hiatus, will take on the winner of the bout between Russia�s Anna Aedma and Korea�s Chol Mi Bang tomorrow.

Strandja Memorial silver-medallist Mohamed Hussamuddin (56kg) and King�s Cup bronze-medallist Rohit Tokas (64kg) were among the winners in the men�s draw.

Hussamuddin defeated Kyrgyzstan�s Almanbet Alibekov to enter the quarterfinals. He will face China�s Ma Xin Ming tomorrow.

Rohit defeated Russia�s Dorjo Dakhaev to also enter the quarterfinals. He will now face Chinzorig Baatarsukh of Mongolia. However, Jaideep (75kg) bowed out after losing his opening bout to China�s Zhan Chao Feng.

Commonwealth Games and Asian Championships silver- medallist L Devendro Singh (52kg), King�s Cup gold-medallist K Shyam Kumar (49kg) and Asian youth silver-medallist Ankush Dahiya (64kg) advanced to the quarters after getting first-round byes.

Devendro will face Russia�s Yusupov Dimitrii, while Shyam Kumar will be up against face Enkhmandakh Kharkhuu of Mongolia in his last-eight stage contest.

Ankush will also be squaring off against a Mongolian in Dulgunn. Duryodhan Singh (69kg) has also made the quarterfinals straightaway because of the small size of the draw. He will take on Mongolia�s Byamba-Erdene Otgonbaatar.

In the evening sesions, Priyanka Chaudhary (60kg) defeated Mongolia�s Bolortuul Tumurkhuyag, while Kalawanti (75kg) edged past China�s Huo Run Hui, in their opening bouts. Both the boxers won on split decisions of 3-2. � PTI

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Mary Kom, Devendro in QFs of Mongolian boxing tourney

NEW DELHI, June 21: Five-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg) got a bye into the quarterfinals as India made a solid start at the Ulaanbaatar Cup boxing tournament with four wins on the opening day in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia today.

Mary Kom, returning to competitive action after a one � year hiatus, will take on the winner of the bout between Russia�s Anna Aedma and Korea�s Chol Mi Bang tomorrow.

Strandja Memorial silver-medallist Mohamed Hussamuddin (56kg) and King�s Cup bronze-medallist Rohit Tokas (64kg) were among the winners in the men�s draw.

Hussamuddin defeated Kyrgyzstan�s Almanbet Alibekov to enter the quarterfinals. He will face China�s Ma Xin Ming tomorrow.

Rohit defeated Russia�s Dorjo Dakhaev to also enter the quarterfinals. He will now face Chinzorig Baatarsukh of Mongolia. However, Jaideep (75kg) bowed out after losing his opening bout to China�s Zhan Chao Feng.

Commonwealth Games and Asian Championships silver- medallist L Devendro Singh (52kg), King�s Cup gold-medallist K Shyam Kumar (49kg) and Asian youth silver-medallist Ankush Dahiya (64kg) advanced to the quarters after getting first-round byes.

Devendro will face Russia�s Yusupov Dimitrii, while Shyam Kumar will be up against face Enkhmandakh Kharkhuu of Mongolia in his last-eight stage contest.

Ankush will also be squaring off against a Mongolian in Dulgunn. Duryodhan Singh (69kg) has also made the quarterfinals straightaway because of the small size of the draw. He will take on Mongolia�s Byamba-Erdene Otgonbaatar.

In the evening sesions, Priyanka Chaudhary (60kg) defeated Mongolia�s Bolortuul Tumurkhuyag, while Kalawanti (75kg) edged past China�s Huo Run Hui, in their opening bouts. Both the boxers won on split decisions of 3-2. � PTI