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  • 29

'Truly the grand dame of Indian boxing' - Twitter reacts as Mary Kom swansong ends in a heart-breaking defeat to Colombia's Ingrit Valencia

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Social media was flooded with reactions after Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom's pursuit of a second Olympic medal ended in the pre-quarterfinals of the Tokyo Games as she went down to 2016 edition's bronze-medallist Ingrit Valencia in a fiercely-fought showdown. 

The 38-year-old legend, who is a multiple-time Asian champion and a bronze-winner from the 2012 London olympics, lost 2-3 to the Colombian, giving it her all in what would now be her final Olympic bout.

Mary Kom had tears in her eyes and a wide smile on her face when the referee raised Valencia's hand at the end of the bout, exhausted after the intense clash.

While the news has made Indians sad, there is no bitterness amid citizens. Social media is witnessing an outpour of love and support for Mary Kom within citizens appreciating her for performance and determination.


Here are some of the reactions:



















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