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Commonwealth Games 2022: Big blow for India, Mary Kom withdrew due to injury

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Six-time world boxing champion Mary Kom’s dream of participating in the Commonwealth Games for the last time will not be fulfilled. She had to withdraw from the trial on Friday due to a leg injury. Mary Kom was injured in the first round of the semi-finals of 48 kg. After his withdrawal, Neetu of Haryana was declared the winner.

She fell on the ring in the first round of her semi-final match with Haryana’s Neetu in the ongoing trials at the Indira Gandhi International Stadium. Due to this, her leg got hurt. 39-year-old Mary Kom got up and tried to fight, but she lost her balance. She sat down holding the left leg on the ring itself. She then had to leave the ring and the referee declared Neetu the winner.

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Mary won the gold medal last time

Mary Kom won the gold medal for the country in the 48 kg weight in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She is currently 39 years old. In such a situation, the Commonwealth Games was the last event of his career. At the same time, the Asian Games have been postponed due to the increasing corona case in China. While she will turn 40 before the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, she will not be able to participate due to overage under International Boxing Federation rules. The International Boxing Federation has set the maximum age to participate in the Olympics at 40 years.

Games to be held from July 28

The Birmingham Commonwealth Games will be held from 28 July to 8 August. For the first time, women’s cricket has also been included in the games. It will be compared to T20. Indian team is also joining in this. Talking about this game, players from about 72 countries will participate in it. This is the third time the Games are being organized in England. Earlier, games have been organized in London in 1934 and in Manchester in 2002.