Heartbreak for boxing fans as Mary Kom denied Rio ticket

, 10:27 AM IST

New Delhi: It may come as a major heartbreak for country’s star pugilist Mary Kom and her fans; the International Olympic Committee has denied wild card entry to the five times world champion for the Rio Olympics Games.

Amateur International Boxing Association-appointed ad-hoc committee, Kishan Narsi, confirmed this news to ANI.

AIBA had earlier requested a wild card entry for the five time world champion for the upcoming Olympics Games to be held in the Brazilian seaside city of Rio de Janeiro.

Kom’s hopes of securing qualification for the forthcoming Rio Olympics were shattered after she crashed out of the second round of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan.

The 33-year-old became the first Indian woman to win a boxing medal when she clinched bronze in the 2012 London Games. (ANI)