Nikhat had claimed for a trial match against Mary Kom, losing to him for the third time
Qualifiers for the Tokyo Olympics will be played in Wuhan, China from 3 to 14 February.
Former World Champion Sarita Devi was defeated by Simranjit Kaur and Sonia Lather by Sakshi Chaudhary
Dainik BhaskarDec 28, 2019, 01:47 PM IST Sports Desk. Boxer MC Mary Kom defeated Nikhat Zarine 9–1 in a 51 kg weight category for Tokyo Olympic Qualifiers in a trial match. Mary Kom dominated from the beginning in this match played in New Delhi on Saturday. He did not give any chance to recover Zarine. This was the fourth match between the two. Earlier, Mary Kom won two. Zarine won in one. After the match was over, Mary Kom walked out angrily without shaking hands and hugging Zarine.
On the question of not joining hands with Nikhtam, Mary Kom said, "Why should I join hands with him?" If she wants respect, then she should give respect first. I don't like people with this type of behavior. You prove yourself in the ring, not outside. Nikhat's supporter misbehaved with me. I have defeated them thrice, but still not improving. It is wrong to keep speaking outside. "
Nikhat said – Mary Kom abused me during the match, Nikhat said, "Mary Kom is ideal for the youth. They should not have done this. He abused me not only after the match but also during the match. "During the match, Boxing Federation of India president Ajay Rai was also present. On this matter, he said that Mary Kom is the ideal boxer. Josh sometimes gets like this. The matter should not be overstated.
Olympic qualifiers will be held next year in Wuhan
Qualifiers for the Tokyo Olympics will be played in Wuhan, China from 3 to 14 February. Mary Kom has won the World Championship 6 times. He won a bronze medal at the London Olympics 2012. At the same time, Nikhat won a bronze medal at the Asian Championship this year.
Sonia Lather (57 kg), who won two silver medals at the World Championships in other matches, Sonia Lather and Sarita Devi lost to Sakshi Chaudhary. Lather has also won medals at the Asian Games. Former World Champion Sarita Devi lost to National Champion Simranjit Kaur in the 60kg category.
Nikhat won the bronze medal at the World Championship this year, claiming the trial from Mary Kom. Based on this, there was talk of sending them to the Olympic qualifiers. However, according to the rules, only the boxer who wins a gold or silver medal at the World Championship gets direct entry into the Olympic qualifiers. Everyone else has to play a trial match. Nikhat had spoken against Mary Kom citing rules.
Nikhat wrote a letter to the Sports Minister for the trial Thanikhat had also written a letter to Sports Minister Kiran Rijiju for the trial. Then she said, "I have been inspired by Mary Kom since childhood. The best way to do justice with this motivation may be to try to be a great boxer like him. Is Mary Kom such a big personality that she needs to be kept away from the competition? "