India's legendary boxer MC Mary Kom's World Championships campaign came to an end on Saturday after she lost in the semi-finals of the women's 51kg category to settle for the bronze medal in this edition.
Mary Kom lost 1-4 in the semis against Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey. India is likely to appeal against the result but it doesn't seem like they will get the decision overturned as the Turkish boxer clearly landed the better punches on the Indian superstar.
This was Mary's 8th medal at the World Boxing Championships, making her the most successful boxer of all time - male or female - in the competition's history. Mary has won 6 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze so far in her career.
Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey was seeded 2nd in the tournament and is the reigning European Games Gold Medallist.
The spotlight will now turn to two very impressive debutants from India -- Manju Rani (48kg) and Jamuna Boro -- besides last edition's bronze-medallist Lovlina Borgohain (69kg).
Manju will face Thailand's former World Championships bronze medallist Chuthamat Raksat, who upset fifth seed Yuliyanova Asenova, in the semi-finals.
Jamuna Boro will be up against top seed and former Asian Games bronze medallist Huang Hsiao-Wen of Chinese Taipei.
Lovlina Borgohain's opponent is China's Yang Liu, who shocked top seed Chen Nien-Chin in the quarters.