The Indian trailed 4-1 within the opening spherical with 4 of the 5 judges scoring it 10-9 in favour of Valencia
New Delhi: Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom on Thursday slammed the Worldwide Olympic Committee’s Boxing Job Power for “poor judging” in her flyweight (51kg) pre-quarterfinal on the Tokyo Video games which she misplaced regardless of profitable two of the three rounds.
The Job Power is conducting the boxing competitors in Tokyo after the Worldwide Boxing Affiliation (AIBA) was suspended by the IOC for alleged misgovernance and monetary wrongdoing.
“I do not know and perceive this choice, what’s mistaken with the Job Power? What’s mistaken with the IOC?” she requested in a telephonic interview to PTI after the 2-3 loss to Colombian Ingrit Valencia within the pre-quarters in Tokyo.
“I used to be additionally a member of the Job Power. I used to be even giving them solutions and supporting them in making certain a clear competitors. However what have they executed with me?” she mentioned.
The 38-year-old, multiple-time Asian champions who was eyeing her second Olympic medal after the bronze on the 2012 London Video games, mentioned this night’s loss didn’t sink in even after she had gone for her dope take a look at.
“I used to be comfortable contained in the ring, once I got here out, I used to be comfortable as a result of in my thoughts I knew I had received. After they took me for doping, I used to be nonetheless comfortable. Solely once I noticed the social media and my coach (Chhote Lal Yadav repeated it to me), it sunk in that I’ve misplaced,” she mentioned.
“I had overwhelmed this woman twice prior to now. I could not consider that her hand was raised by the referee. I swear, it hadn’t struck me that I misplaced, I used to be so certain,” she added.
The Indian trailed 4-1 within the opening spherical with 4 of the 5 judges scoring it 10-9 in favour of Valencia. Within the subsequent two rounds, Mary Kom received three of the 5 judges to rule in her favour however the total score-line was nonetheless in favour of Valencia.
The Manipuri wanted a 4-1 verdict within the remaining spherical to swing the bout for her.
“The worst half is that there is no such thing as a assessment or protest. Truthfully I’m certain the world should have seen, that is an excessive amount of what they’ve executed,” she mentioned.
“I ought to have gotten the second spherical unanimously, how was it 3-2? What occurred was completely unpredictable,” she reasoned.
The IOC’s Boxing Job Power had promised a extra clear judging system after newbie boxing’s credibility took a success in the course of the 2016 Rio Olympics judging fiasco which led to suspension of 36 officers.
Mary Kom is a part of the BTF’s 10-member athletes ambassadors group.
She represents the Asian bloc within the panel, which additionally includes the likes of Ukrainian legend Vasyl Lamachenko (Europe), a two-time Olympic and world gold-medallist who now plies his commerce within the skilled circuit, and five-time world champion and 2016 Olympic gold-winner Julio Cesar La Cruz (Americas) amongst others.
“…in a minute or in a second all the pieces gone for an athlete. That is unlucky what has occurred. I’m upset by the judging,” she mentioned.
However the veteran is in no temper to stop regardless of her Olympic journey coming to an finish with the Tokyo version. At current, boxers above 40 are usually not eligible to compete on the Video games.
“I’ll take a break after coming again, spend time with household. However I’m not quitting. If there’s any competitors, I’ll proceed and check out my luck,” she mentioned.
The AIBA is making an attempt to regain IOC recognition by ringing in a number of modifications within the administrative set-up underneath new President Umar Kremlev, which incorporates the introduction of the bout assessment system to make sure that boxers’ grievances are addressed.
“You’ll be able to’t do this right here. I might have undoubtedly protested in any other case,” Mary Kom mentioned.