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Mary Kom To Skip World Championships And Asian Games To Make Way For Youngsters

In a communication to the Boxing Federation of India (BFI), Mary Kom said, "I would like to withdraw to give opportunity to the younger generation to make a name for themselves on the international stage and get exposure and experience of major tournaments. I would like to focus on the preparation for the Commonwealth Games only."

Tokyo Olympics: Mary Kom Wins 2 Out Of 3 Rounds But Still Loses Bout, Bows Out Of Game
Tokyo Olympics: Mary Kom Wins 2 Out Of 3 Rounds But Still Loses Bout, Bows Out Of Game

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.

Tokyo Olympics Kicks Off; Flag-Bearers Mary Kom, Manpreet Singh Lead Indian Contingent
Tokyo Olympics Kicks Off; Flag-Bearers Mary Kom, Manpreet Singh Lead Indian Contingent

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.

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Mary Kom Signs Off With Silver Medal At Asian Boxing Championships

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.

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Asian Boxing Championship: 5 Indians Enter Gold Medal Round

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.

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Mary Kom, Panghal Among 3 To Qualify For Olympics; India Dominates Boxing's Asian Qualifiers

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 […]

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Mary Kom, Amit Panghal Enter QFs Of Asian Olympic Qualifiers, Gaurav Solanki Bows Out

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, […]

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Mary Kom Dreams Of Winning Bharat Ratna After Padma Vibhushan

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 […]

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Padma Vibhushan for Mary Kom, Sindhu gets Padma Bhushan

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 […]

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Mithali Raj & Mary Kom With Odisha's Dutee Chand Take Up #PlankforIndia Challenge

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 […]

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Mary Kom Beats Nikhat Zareen To Make It To Indian Team For Olympic Qualifiers

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 […]

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Mary Kom Vs Nikhat Zareen In Finals Of Trials For Olympic Qualifiers

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 […]

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Six-Time World Champion Mary Kom Is Now ‘Mary Kom OLY'

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 […]

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IOC Names Mary Kom In Boxing's Athlete Ambassadors Group For 2020 Olympics

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, […]

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Mary Kom settles for bronze in World Championships

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 […]

Mary Kom Assured Of 8th World Championships' Medal

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 […]

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Jamuna, Lovlina march into World Championships quarters

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 […]

Mary Kom Through To Quarter Finals At World Championships

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 […]

Mary Kom & 8 Female Athletes In Line For Padma Awards

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 — […]

Mary Kom, Amit Panghal Among 10 Boxers In TOPS Scheme

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), […]

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Mary Kom, Son Heung Min Named Best Asian Athletes

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 […]

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BFI Should Do Away With Selection Trials: Mary Kom

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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Weight Loss: 4 Surprising Ways How Bollywood Stars Shed Kilos

Bollywood actors and actresses have to remain fit and look good all the time. Rather it is an important part of being in entertainment industry. Many times these actors have to bulk up for a particular look and then lose weight to look lean and slim in another movie. For example, Priyanka Chopra had to […]

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Mary Kom recuses herself from sports awards meeting to avoid conflict

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 […]

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Mary Kom, Sarita Devi & Neeraj to spearhead team for World C'ships

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 […]

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Mary Kom, Lovlina Make World C'ships Team; Aggrieved Nikhat Zareen Demands Trial

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 […]

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Mary Kom, Simranjit win gold as Indian boxers grab nine medals in President's Cup

New Delhi: Six-time world champion Mary Kom (51kg) and 2018 World Championships bronze winner Simranjit Kaur (60kg) grabbed a gold each as Indian boxers finished their campaign at the 23rd President’s Cup in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia with nine medals on Sunday. The rich haul comprised seven gold and two silver. While the women had a […]

Mary Kom staves off tough challenge to enter finals of President's Cup

New Delhi: Six-time World Championships gold medallist Mary Kom and former World Championships bronze medallist Gaurav Bidhuri on Saturday staved off tough challenges in their respective weight categories to make the finals of 23rd President’s Cup in Labuan Bajo in Indonesia. Apart from Mary Kom and Bidhuri, nine other Indian boxers also reached the finals. […]

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Ode to Kargil soldiers: Army launches special tribute video on 20 yrs of 'Op Vijay'

New Delhi: A special video featuring an original tribute song celebrating the valour and sacrifices of soldiers and officers who took part in the Kargil war, was Friday launched here by Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat to commemorate 20 years of the conflict. Dedicated to Kargil heroes, the video features Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Olympic […]

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India Open: Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa, Amit Panghal win gold

Guwahati: Six-time world champion Mary Kom (51kg) was crowned champion in the second edition of the India Open International Boxing Tournament at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium here on Friday. Additionally, Amit Panghal (52kg) won his third gold of the year while Shiva Thapa finished on top in the 60kg category. Fresh from […]

Mary Kom ends unbeaten in German training trip

New Delhi: Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom remained undefeated on her return to the 51kg category, winning all her three bouts during a training trip to Berlin, Germany. Mary Kom, who claimed her sixth world title in November last year is making a transition from the 48kg category to 51kg in pursuit of […]

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Olympics gold my dream, training hard for it: Mary Kom

New Delhi: A sixth world title added to her cabinet, ace Indian boxer M C Mary Kom Wednesday said she is now aiming for a gold in the Olympics. The 36-year-old claimed her sixth gold at the world event, making her the most successful boxer in the tournament’s history with an overall tally of seven […]

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Mary Kom named brand ambassador of Tribes India

New Delhi: The Ministry of Tribal Affairs on Thursday launched the “Punch Tantra” collection to promote tribal artefacts and named world boxing champion Mary Kom as the brand ambassador of “Tribes India” — an initiative to promote tribal artefacts. The Punch Tantra range of tribal artefacts promoted by the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of […]

Mary Kom strikes gold at Asian Championships

Ho Chi Minh City: The redoubtable M C Mary Kom (48kg) notched up her fifth gold medal at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championships, winning a fiercely-contested summit clash here today. Up against North Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi, the five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist Indian prevailed in a unanimous 5-0 verdict to add another accolade to […]

Priyanka turns Mary Kom for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Mumbai: Actress-producer Priyanka Chopra returned to her “Mary Kom” avatar to promote Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Clean India campaign. Priyanka shared a photograph of herself immortalised as wall art on Instagram on Monday. “Change begins at home and I’m proud to be featured as part of this wall art in Mumbai by Viacom 18. I […]

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I'm very shy: Priyanka Chopra

Mumbai: Priyanka Chopra has played bold characters onscreen, but says she is a shy person.

Did not imitate Mary Kom, just showed her spirit: Priyanka

Actress Priyanka Chopra, who plays the role of Olympic bronze medallist MC Mary Kom, says she has not tried to imitate the boxer on screen as her focus was on representing Mary's spirit and personality

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