QINHUANGDAO (CHINA), May 16 (PTI): Indian woman boxer MC Mary Kom�s Olympic ticket will be decided by fate now after she lost in the quarterfinals to world number two Nicola Adams in the World Championships here today.
The five-time world champion will return empty-handed on the medal front for the first time since the event�s inception in 2001 but she still has a chance to get the London berth if Adams goes on to win her semifinal bout.
Women�s boxing will make its Olympic debut in three weight categories in London � 51kg, 60kg and 75kg. Asia has two slots in the 51kg division and one of them has already been taken by Asian Games gold-medallist Ren Cancan of China.
The 29-year-old Manipuri went down 11-13 in a fiercely-contested battle in which she was tied with Adams on points in two of the four rounds.
Mary and North Korea�s Hye Kim have ended up on the losing side in the quarterfinals and their respective opponents � Adams of England and Elena Savelyeva of Russia � will be facing off in the semis now. The winner of the bout will decide which among Mary Kom or Kim goes through to the Olympics.
Mary Kom conceded a point�s lead each in the first and third round, which ultimately proved decisive in the bout.