newsboxing8 days ago

Mary Kom planning to miss Asian Games to keep herself fully fit for World Championships

India’s boxing star Mary Kom might skip this year’s Asian Games so that she is in the best possible shape of the World Championships which is scheduled to take place in November. The 35-year-old, who has been competing non-stop for the last five months, feels her body needs some rest.
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newsboxing16 days ago

Mary Kom just needs one win to secure a medal at CWG

Boxing star Mary Kom is just one win away from ensuring herself a medal as she will compete against Megan Gordon in the quarterfinals of 48kg category. On the other hand, Vikas Krishnan (75kg) has made it to pre-quarterfinals as he got a bye along with debutant Manish Kaushik.
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newsboxinga month ago

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate Mary Kom's boxing academy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the ‘Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation’ in Imphal on March 16 in the presence of Olympic medallists -- boxer Vijender Kumar and wrestler Sushil Kumar. NSDF, who funded the academy’s construction, expressed their gratitude to the PMO and the government.
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newsboxing2 months ago

Bidhuri, Shiva Thapa excluded from CWG squad as Mary Kom, Vikas Krishan get the nod

In quite a surprising move, both World Championship medalists Gaurav Bidhuri and Shiva Thapa were omitted from the Indian contingent for the Commonwealth Games without the conventional trials. However, Mary Kom and L Sarita Devi were expectantly selected in the 48kg and 60kg categories respectively.
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newsboxing2 months ago

Vikas Krishan, Amit Panghal punch for Gold; Mary Kom get Silver in Bulgaria

Pugilists Vikas Krishan and Amit Phanghal clinched gold medals in the 69th Strandja Memorial boxing tournament as Mary Kom ended up winning a silver in the tournament on Sunday. India managed a total of 11 medals in all the categories including two golds, three silvers, and six bronze medals.
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newsboxing2 months ago

Mary Kom, Sarita Devi enter semis of Strandja memorial boxing tournament

The experienced duo of Mary Kom and Sarita Devi have been assured of their third successive international medal after they entered the semifinals of the 69th Strandja memorial boxing tournament on Thursday. India is assured of six medals so far in the tournament courtesy of women boxers.
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newsboxing3 months ago

India Open Boxing : Mary Kom advances to final whereas Shiva loses in semis

Indian boxing stars enjoyed a mixed day at the ongoing India Open Boxing Tournament in New Delhi as Mary Kom advanced to the final in the 48 kg category. However, the biggest upset of the day was of Shiva Thapa who had to settle for a bronze medal after losing to Manish Kaushik in the semis.
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newsboxing3 months ago

India Open Boxing | Mary Kom, Manoj Kumar make impressive start

Mary Kom started her campaign on a positive note by defeating fifth-seed Varsha Choudhary to enter into the quarter-final of the India Open Boxing in New Delhi. Along with other Indians, Manoj Kumar has also cleared his first hurdle in the form of Kenya's Kimathi Jacob in the welterweight division.
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newsboxing4 months ago

Mary Kom believes her dream of Olympic gold is still alive

With the IABA debating the prospect of including 48kg-category in the Olympics, Mary Kom has revealed that she still dreams of winning gold on the biggest stage. The five-time world champion had participated in 51-kg category at the 2012 London Games, where she could only manage a bronze medal.
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newsboxing5 months ago

Mary Kom quits boxing national observer post

Mary Kom has resigned from her post of the national observer for Indian boxing after sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore clarified that active sportspersons weren't eligible for the post. She stated that she was never interested in the job but had taken it upon the insistence of the Ministry.
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