Mary Kom & 8 female athletes in line for Padma Awards
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 4:40 PM
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 names are being discussed and the final approval awaits," the source informed.
Boxing Federation of India should do away with selection trials: Mary Kom
Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 7:52 PM
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 name for it based on her past performances.
Mary Kom wins gold medal in style ahead of World Championships
Sunday, July 28, 2019, 7:33 PM
Six-time world-champion MC Mary Kom claimed the gold-medal without breaking a sweat in the 23rd President's Cup, asserting her supremacy in a lopsided 51-kg bout final in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia on Sunday. The 36-year-old Indian had also won a gold-medal at the India-Open-boxing tournament in May, but skipped the Asian Championships as part of a larger plan to enhance her chances of Olympic qualification.