India’s five-time gold medallist Mary Kom began her quest for a record sixth title with a win over Sweden’s Juliana Soderstrom in an afternoon session that also saw big wins for Colombia’s Ingrit Valencia and Uzbekistan’s Dilnozakhon Odiljonova. The Uzbek will now be British Olympic champion Nicola Adams’ first opponent in the second round.
In a repeat of the African Olympic Qualifier final in March, Morocco’s Hasnaa Lachgar again got the better of Tunisia’s Hlimi Khouloud to advance to the next round. North Korea’s Tong Sun Ri will face France’s Estelle Mossely after beating Germany’s Tasheena Bugar and Valerian Spicer made history for the Dominican Republican, winning their first match in the history of the tournament with a TKO against Hungarian Timea Takacs. In the final bout of the day, the American Mikaela Mayer put in an energetic display to progress against Turkey’s Esra Yildiz.
All results are available here.