The 38-year-old, who is a multiple-time Asian champion and a bronze-winner from the 2012 London olympics, lost 2-3 to the Colombian, giving it her all in what would now be her final Olympic bout.
A total of 19 Indian athletes, including flag-bearers iconic boxer M C Mary Kom and men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh, besides six officials, participated in the ceremony. The country has a 228-strong delegation in Tokyo, including over 120 athletes.
Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) signed off with a silver medal in the Asian Boxing Championships after going down in an intense final against Nazym Kyzaibay of Kazakhstan here on Sunday.
Five Indian women, including six-time world champion MC Mary Kom, entered the gold medal round of the Asian Boxing Championship here. The national team has already won five bronze medals.
Amman (Jordan): Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) and world number one Amit Panghal (52kg) were among three Indian boxers who secured Olympic berths by advancing to semifinals of the Asian Qualifiers here on Monday, taking the total number of the country’s Tokyo-bound pugilists to eight. Second-seeded Mary Kom notched up a comfortable […]
Amman (Jordan): Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) and the redoubtable Amit Panghal (52kg) stood just one win away from securing Olympic berths after the two boxers advanced to the quarterfinals with contrasting victories of the Asian Qualifiers here on Saturday. Top seed Panghal notched a hard-earned 3-2 triumph over Mongolia’s Enkhmanadakh Kharkhuu, […]
New Delhi: The first woman sportsperson to be decorated with the Padma Vibhushan, celebrated boxer MC Mary Kom on Sunday said she hopes to win the Bharat Ratna by winning a gold at the Tokyo Olympics. “It is a dream to win the Bharat Ratna. With this award (Padma Vibhushan) I will now be inspired […]
New Delhi: Boxing great Mary Kom has been conferred the Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second-highest civilian award. Olympic silver medallist and badminton World Champion PV Sindhu has been conferred the Padma Bhushan as the names of the Padma awardees were disclosed on Saturday on the eve of the 71st Republic Day. Indian women’s hockey captain […]
New Delhi: Indian women’s ODI captain Mithali Raj, ace sprinter Dutee Chand and boxing great Mary Kom are among those who have taken the #PlankForIndia challenge to support India’s emerging sports stars. The three athletes posted videos on their Instagram pages of them doing the plank, a core strength exercise that involves maintaining a position […]
New Delhi: Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) defeated Nikhat Zareen in a split verdict trial bout to make the Indian team for next year’s Olympic qualifiers in China. In a bout which had very few clear punches, Mary Kom prevailed 9-1 to make the squad. In other results, two-time world silver-medallist Sonia […]
New Delhi: Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen will clash in the 51kg category finals of the women’s boxing trials for next year’s Olympic Qualifiers after claiming unanimous victories in their respective first-round bouts here on Friday. Former junior world champion Zareen defeated reigning national champion Jyoti Gulia, while multiple-time Asian […]
New Delhi: Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom on Thursday expressed gratitude to the World Olympian Association (WOA) after it allowed her the use of post-nominal letters ‘OLY’. Mary Kom shared the image of the certificate of recognition on her official Twitter handle and wrote, “Thank you so much for the recognition” tagging WOA and […]
New Delhi: Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom has been included in a 10-strong athlete ambassadors group to represent boxers in the build-up to next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games by the IOC’s Task Force for the sport, adding to the iconic pugilist’s innumerable achievements. Mary Kom will represent the Asian bloc in the group, […]
Ulan-Ude (Russia): Six-time champion MC Mary Kom will have to settle for a bronze medal in the ongoing Women’s World Boxing Championships after losing her semi-final bout of the 51-kg flyweight category to second-seed Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey in a split 1:4 verdict on Saturday. In a fiercely contested bout, third-seed Mary Kom delivered timely […]
Ulan-Ude (Russia): Six-time champion MC Mary Kom on Thursday assured herself an unprecedented eighth medal at the World Women’s Boxing Championships after advancing to the semifinals of the ongoing event in Russia. She defeated Ingrit Valencia Victor of Colombia with a unanimous 5:0 verdict in her last-eight match. Mary Kom, chasing her first world medal […]
Ulan-Ude (Russia): Indian pugilists Jamuna Boro and Lovlina Borgohain on Wednesday entered the quarterfinals in their respective weight categories by winning their last-16 matches of the ongoing Women’s World Boxing Championships. In the 54-kg category, Jamuna stunned former world champion Ouidad Sfouh 5-0 in the pre-quarterfinal. The 22-year-old, participating at the Worlds for the first […]
Ulan-Ude (Russia): Six-time champion Mary Kom (51kg) on Tuesday sealed a spot for herself in the quarter-final of the ongoing women’s World Boxing Championships. Mary beat Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas by a unanimous decision in the pre-quarters after she had received a first-round bye. Mary dominated much of the bout with her punches being more accurate […]
New Delhi: Ace Indian boxer Mary Kom’s name has been suggested for the prestigious Padma Vibhushan Award, country’s second highest civilian award. The Sports Ministry is also discussing eight other female athletes for the Padma Awards. Recently crowned World Champion P.V. Sindhu has been suggested for the Padma Bhushan Award. The other seven athletes — […]
New Delhi: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) Mission Olympic Cell has included 10 boxers in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The boxers include M.C. Mary Kom (women’s 51 kg), Amit Panghal (men’s 52 kg), Sonia Chahal (women’s 57 kg), Neeraj (women’s 57 kg), Nikhat Zareen (women’s 51 kg), […]
Kuala Lumpur: Ace India boxer Mary Kom and South Korean football star Son Heung-Min and have been named the Best Asian Female and Male Athletes, respectively, at the first-ever ‘Awards for Asia ceremony organised by the Asian Sportswriters Union (AIPS Asia). The Chief Minister of Selangor, Y.A.B. Tuan Haji Amirudin Shari, gave away the trophies […]
New Delhi: Veteran boxer Mary Kom on Wednesday indicated that the system of boxers having to go through trials ahead of big tournaments needs to be relooked at. Earlier, it had emerged that the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) cancelled trials in Mary Kom’s 51kg category for the World Boxing Championships and had sent her […]
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New Delhi: Boxer M.C. Mary Kom on Saturday recused herself from the meeting wherein her personal coach Chhote Lal Yadav’s name was discussed for the Dronacharya award. There was widespread criticism that she is a part of the 12-member committee which is nominating names for national awards for excellence in sports and her own coach […]
New Delhi: India Open gold medalists Sarita Devi (60kg), Neeraj (57kg) and Jamuna Boro (54kg) find themselves among 10 women boxers selected to represent India as the three-day trials for the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships came to an end at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on Thursday. Six-time world champion Mary Kom (51kg) and […]
New Delhi: Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom and Lovlina Borgohain have been selected for the upcoming women’s world boxing championships based on their recent performances, a decision that has been lambasted by former junior world champion Nikhat Zareen. The 36-year-old Mary Kom, who has already claimed two gold medals this year (India Open […]