Mary Kom thanks WOA for 'OLY' title

DN Bureau

Indian boxer Mary Kom on Thursday thanked World Olympian Association (WOA) after the sports body granted her the use of post-nominal letters 'OLY'.

Mary Kom
Mary Kom

New Delhi: Indian boxer Mary Kom on Thursday thanked World Olympian Association (WOA) after the sports body granted her the use of post-nominal letters 'OLY'.

'OLY' signifies sportspersons' ongoing role in society as an Olympian, living and promoting the Olympic values.

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Kom shared the certificate of recognition on Twitter and wrote, "Thank you so much for the RECOGNITION @worldolympians @iocmedia."

Six-time world champion Kom had to settle for a bronze medal in the Women's World Boxing Championships after facing a defeat in the semi-finals of the tournament.

After the match, a BFI official said that India has waved a yellow card to appeal against how the Indian pugilist was scored in the match.

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However, the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) technical committee rejected India's appeal regarding how Mary Kom was scored by the match officials in her semi-final match of the Women's World Boxing Championships.

As per AIBA's instructions, protests are granted only if the scoreline reads either 3:2 or 3:1. Hence, the yellow card was not accepted by the technical committee. (ANI)

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