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MC Mary Kom(PTI)

Mary Kom joins camp, to train from Monday

By Avishek Roy
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 07:27 PM IST
Currently quarantined at the institute, Mary Kom got the all-clear on Friday after returning a negative test for Covid-19. She had stayed away from the elite national camp and competitions because of the pandemic.
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Photo of Indian footballer Bala Devi(Twitter)
Photo of Indian footballer Bala Devi(Twitter)

Mary Kom a big source of inspiration for me: Bala Devi

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 06:29 PM IST
Bala, the first Indian woman to play professional football in a top-flight league in Europe, talked about an interaction with the six-time world champion and Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom during the 2014 Asian Games.
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Nikhat Zareen is preparing for the next Commonwealth and Asian Games
Nikhat Zareen is preparing for the next Commonwealth and Asian Games

I have no rivalry with Mary Kom: Nikhat Zareen

By Nishad Neelambaran | HT Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 01:53 PM IST
The 24-year-old boxer refuses any such rumours and clears the air by stating that she respects the senior boxer and wishes that she wins a gold medal at the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics
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Vee Kapoor has impressed his fans and followers with several songs released before.
Vee Kapoor has impressed his fans and followers with several songs released before.

Singer Vee Kapoor and lyricist Prashant Ingole to release a romantic song soon

UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 07:12 PM IST
While Kapoor is known for soulful devotional songs like ‘Giridhari’ and ‘Saavaro’, Ingole is known for tracks in ‘Purani Jeans’, ‘Mary Kom’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’.
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Mary Kom’s success has revolutionised Indian boxing.(Instagram)
Mary Kom’s success has revolutionised Indian boxing.(Instagram)

Faced difficulties early on because boxing is considered a male-dominated sport: Mary Kom

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2020 07:07 PM IST
Mary said she wouldn’t be where she is had it not been for the challenges she faced en route to becoming a boxer.
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Representational image.(REUTERS)
Representational image.(REUTERS)

Resumption of boxers’ training camp delayed due to pending administrative permissions

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 01:26 PM IST
The nine boxers, who have qualified for the Tokyo Games are Amit Panghal (52kg), Manish Kaushik (63kg), Vikas Krishan (69kg), Ashish Kumar (75kg), Satish Kumar (+91kg), M C Mary Kom (51kg), Simranjit Kaur (60kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), and Pooja Rani (75kg).
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Mary Kom, Kiren Rijiju, Ajay Singh during the online ‘Athletes Coaching and Education programme’.
Mary Kom, Kiren Rijiju, Ajay Singh during the online ‘Athletes Coaching and Education programme’.

Young India boxers shake off lockdown blues, tap into online classes

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 07:47 PM IST
The online ‘Athletes Coaching and Education programme’ which began a month ago has since helped these young boxers—enrolled with Sports Authority of India centres and Khelo India academies—do fitness drills everyday from home.
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MC Mary Kom punches a bag during a training session at Balewadi Stadium in Pune.(REUTERS)
MC Mary Kom punches a bag during a training session at Balewadi Stadium in Pune.(REUTERS)

BFI involves boxers’ parents in its online program

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 02:41 PM IST
On completion of a month, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, SAI DG Sandip Pradhan, BFI President Ajay Singh and six-time World Champion Mary Kom was present for the online interaction with the young stars where more than 500 boxers from the remotest corners of India tuned in.
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Mary Kom missed the 2016 Olympics and is determined to make up for it in Tokyo next year(IANS)
Mary Kom missed the 2016 Olympics and is determined to make up for it in Tokyo next year(IANS)

Tokyo-bound Mary Kom wishes to improve on London 2012 performance

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 08:44 PM IST
Mary became the first female boxer from India to win an Olympic medal when she won a bronze at London 2012.
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File image of Mary Kom.(RAAJESSH KASHYAP)
File image of Mary Kom.(RAAJESSH KASHYAP)

Won’t spar at camp unless there is a solution: Mary Kom

By Avishek Roy | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 08:08 PM IST
Sparring is an essential part of training for boxers and Mary Kom said boxers would not be comfortable in present circumstances. She also feels that in contact sport things can normalise only if there is any solution to COVID-19 – be it a vaccine or a cure.
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Sania Mirza of India plays a forehand shot.(Getty Images)
Sania Mirza of India plays a forehand shot.(Getty Images)

India has learnt to accept female athletes but still a long way to go: Sania Mirza

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 06:43 PM IST
Olympic medal-winning shuttlers P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, six-time world champion boxer M C Mary Kom, Asian Games champion wrestler Vinesh Phogat, and former world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu are among the lot making waves globally consistently.
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Fille image of Amit Phangal.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Fille image of Amit Phangal.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Sparring in times of social distancing: Not for boxers till guidelines on safety in place

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 05:14 PM IST
Sports minister Kiren Rijiju, following an online interaction with the Boxing Federation of India President Ajay Singh and the boxers, including Mary Kom, on Sunday said all necessary precautions will be put in place before sparring can commence again.
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File image of Sjoerd Marijne.(Hockey India)
File image of Sjoerd Marijne.(Hockey India)

India hockey coach Sjoerd Marijne turns author in lockdown

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2020 12:53 PM IST
The 45-year-old Dutchman, who is based in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, admitted that it is tough to be away from his wife and children -- three daughters and a son --, during the difficult time.
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Virender Sehwag.(Twitter)
Virender Sehwag.(Twitter)

‘One lamp in the name of the nation,’ Sports fraternity shows solidarity in fight against COVID-19 by lighting candles, lamps - See pics

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 06:48 AM IST
Sports personalities such as batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, India captain Virat Kohli, chief coach Ravi Shastri, six-time world champion boxer MC Mary Kom, double Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar took to social media to express their solidarity in the fight against the deadly disease.
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File photo of boxer Mary Kom during a practice session.(PTI)
File photo of boxer Mary Kom during a practice session.(PTI)

Life in lockdown - I train every day, no matter what: Mary Kom

By MC Mary Kom | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 02:12 PM IST
With all sporting events suspended, and most training centres and national camps shut, what are athletes doing with their forced leisure time? Everyday a top athlete will write about her or his experience of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. This is Mary Kom, the record six-time boxing world champion, and Olympic medallist (bronze, 2012). The most decorated amateur boxer in the world, “Magnificent Mary” is currently in New Delhi with her family.
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Mary Kom (third from left in middle row) with other Members of Parliament at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.(Twitter/President of India)
Mary Kom (third from left in middle row) with other Members of Parliament at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.(Twitter/President of India)

Mary Kom breaks quarantine protocol amid coronavirus scare

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2020 02:12 PM IST
Mary Kom, who had competed in the Asia-Oceania Olympic qualifiers in Amman, Jordan, had returned home March 13 and was supposed to be in self-isolation for a minimum of 14 days amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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Mary Kom during the practice session.(PTI)
Mary Kom during the practice session.(PTI)

Big talk is forgotten, it’s performance which stays: Mary Kom

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 01:35 PM IST
Mary Kom (51kg) also said her experience of over two decades will be her biggest weapon against younger opponents in Tokyo. She ended with a bronze at the qualifiers.
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Simranjit Kaur(Twitter)
Simranjit Kaur(Twitter)

Asian Boxing Olympic qualifiers: Simranjit Kaur storms into finals, assures silver medal

By Asian News International | Amman
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2020 11:28 PM IST
She defeated Chinese Taipei’s Shih-Yi Wu in the 60kg weight category semi-final.
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File image of Mary Kom(PTI)
File image of Mary Kom(PTI)

Asian Boxing Olympic Qualifiers: Mary Kom, Amit end with bronze medals

By PTI | Amman
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2020 09:25 PM IST
In a major disappointment for India, six-time world champion and Mary Kom lost to China’s Chang Yuan, a former Youth Olympics champion, in a split 1-4 verdict.
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Simranjit Kaur earns Olympic quota.(BFI)
Simranjit Kaur earns Olympic quota.(BFI)

Asian Olympic Qualifiers: Simranjit, Mary Kom, Amit Panghal earn Olympic quotas

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 11:51 PM IST
India equalled their highest boxing quota tally of eight, which they had achieved in 2012 for London Olympics.
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File photo of India's Mary Kom.(PTI)
File photo of India's Mary Kom.(PTI)

Mary Kom, Amit Panghal enter QFs of Asian Olympic qualifiers, Gaurav Solanki bows out

By Press Trust of India | Amman, Jordan
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 12:03 AM IST
Kom, the six-time world champion, who is seeded second in her category, is looking to book a berth for Tokyo, which could be her last appearance in the mega quadrennial Games.
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Mary Kom reacts to her win against Nikhat Zareen during their 51kg category finals bout of the women's boxing trials for Olympics 2020 qualifiers.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Mary Kom reacts to her win against Nikhat Zareen during their 51kg category finals bout of the women's boxing trials for Olympics 2020 qualifiers.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

All eyes on Mary Kom, Amit Panghal as they begin quest for Tokyo Olympic berth

By Press Trust of India | Amman
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 08:37 PM IST
Mary Kom’s hunger at the age of 37 has been exemplary as she sets her sights on qualifying for the Olympics for a second time.
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Indian women take reins in birthplace of modern polo.(@manipuri_diary/Instagram)
Indian women take reins in birthplace of modern polo.(@manipuri_diary/Instagram)

Indian women take reins in birthplace of modern polo

By Agence France-Presse | Imphal, India
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 02:03 PM IST
Manipur has produced some of India’s top athletes including champion boxer Mary Kom. Polo -- which resembles horseback field hockey, and whose Manipuri version, “Sagol Kangjei”, is played with riders on indigenous ponies -- is usually viewed as a male-only sport in the state.
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India's Amit Panghal(AP)
India's Amit Panghal(AP)

Amit Panghal gets top billing, Mary Kom seeded 2nd in boxing’s Asian Olympic Qualifiers

By Press Trust of India | Amman (Jordan)
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 04:08 PM IST
While Panghal is the lone Indian man to be seeded, two-time world bronze-medallist Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) and Pooja Rani (75kg) have been seeded second and fourth respectively in the women’s competition.
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Ritu Phogat is motivated by Mary Kom’s journey as a sportswoman. Location courtesy: The Lalit New Delhi, Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Anuj Dogra(Shivamm Paathak)
Ritu Phogat is motivated by Mary Kom’s journey as a sportswoman. Location courtesy: The Lalit New Delhi, Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Anuj Dogra(Shivamm Paathak)

Personal agenda with Ritu Phogat: “Geeta motivates me, while Babita is my partner in crime!”

By Veenu Singh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 11:34 PM IST
The wrestler and mixed martial art fighter and third in line of the famed Phogat Sisters, talks about sibling dynamics and Tiger Shroff
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Representative image.(REUTERS)
Representative image.(REUTERS)

Tokyo Olympics organisers launch Hindi twitter account

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 09:38 PM IST
The certified account will offer all the updates for Hindi-speaking Indian fans. The Hindi language messages, however, appear in Roman English scripts.
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Indian women Hockey team captain Rani Rampal 47th minute goal helped India beat Olympic champs Britain (1-0) recently in New Zealand(Photo: Raj K Raj/HT)
Indian women Hockey team captain Rani Rampal 47th minute goal helped India beat Olympic champs Britain (1-0) recently in New Zealand(Photo: Raj K Raj/HT)

Rani Rampal: Don’t think much about awards.Believe in karma, working hard and giving my 100 percent

By Shreya Mukherjee | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 07:06 PM IST
Hockey star Rani Rampal opens up about her life mantra, inspiration and what gets her going.
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The Plankathon event in Mumbai.(Bajaj Allianz Life)
The Plankathon event in Mumbai.(Bajaj Allianz Life)

New Guinness World Record created as 2471 people hold plank position

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 08:21 PM IST
The new world record was set with 2,471 people simultaneously holding abdominal plank position for 60 seconds at Mumbai’s MMRDA Grounds.
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File image of Mary Kom.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
File image of Mary Kom.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

After Padma Vibhushan, Mary Kom dreams of winning Bharat Ratna

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 04:11 PM IST
An emotional Mary Kom, who was named for Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second highest civilian award on Saturday, thanked God for making her an Indian and being able to bring laurels to the country.
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PV Sindhu (L) and Mary Kom (R).(Reuters/HT Photo)
PV Sindhu (L) and Mary Kom (R).(Reuters/HT Photo)

Padma Awards: Mary Kom to be conferred Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan for PV Sindhu

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 10:23 PM IST
The 36-year-old Mary Kom, also a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament, won a bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympics while also being crowned as world champion six times in an illustrious career.
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