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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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New Delhi: Boxer Mary Kom during her bout against Nikhat Zareen.(PTI)
New Delhi: Boxer Mary Kom during her bout against Nikhat Zareen.(PTI)

Nikhat Zareen slams Mary Kom for using ‘foul language’ during selection trials for Olympic qualifiers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 07:14 AM IST
After the end of the bout, Zareen alleged that Kom used foul language during the bout. Zareen also claimed that she tried to hug Kom after result declaration but the veteran boxer ‘did not hug her back’.
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A file photo of Nikhar Zareen.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
A file photo of Nikhar Zareen.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Nikhat Zareen, Mary Kom on collision course in trials

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 09:08 AM IST
Zareen will need to focus all her energy inside the ring where MC Mary Kom would not spare an inch to her young challengers in her quest to compete in another Olympics.
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Mary Kom in action at World Boxing Championships.(AIBA)
Mary Kom in action at World Boxing Championships.(AIBA)

Mary Kom’s biggest achievements: A look at Manipuri boxer’s illustrious career

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 03:57 PM IST
Mary Kom also secured an unprecedented eight world medal, thus improving her own record as the most successful boxer in the history of the tournament.
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India's Manju Rani (48kg) advances to quarterfinals after winning a bout against Venezuela's Rojas Tayonis Cedeno during World Women's Boxing Championships.(PTI)
India's Manju Rani (48kg) advances to quarterfinals after winning a bout against Venezuela's Rojas Tayonis Cedeno during World Women's Boxing Championships.(PTI)

Manju Rani enters World boxing quarters

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 10:41 PM IST
The next round will not be that easy as Rani faces 2018 bronze-medallist and top seed Kim Hyang Mi of South Korea. A semi-final spot will ensure a medal for Rani.
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Neeraj Phogat has consistently beaten top boxers at home to stake her claim in 57kg.(Burhaan Kinu/HT)
Neeraj Phogat has consistently beaten top boxers at home to stake her claim in 57kg.(Burhaan Kinu/HT)

Women head into boxing worlds tactically, technically improved

By Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 10:13 AM IST
The women’s team head into the tournament with plenty to prove. MC Mary Kom (51kg) and Sarita Devi (60kg) want to prove that they still have it in them to step into the ring and beat the best. Neeraj Phogat (57 kg) has been on a roll, beating the top boxers at home. Lovlina (69 kg) wants to do one better than her 2018 bronze.
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Mary Kom trains during a practice session.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Mary Kom trains during a practice session.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

It will be tough to beat me even in 51kg: Mary Kom

By Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 10:46 PM IST
Mary Kom is the most decorated boxer in women’s world championships with six gold medals, the last one coming at home in 2018.
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A file photo of Indian boxer Mary Kom.(AFP)
A file photo of Indian boxer Mary Kom.(AFP)

Rival protests after boxing body scraps trials for Mary Kom’s weight class

By Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 09:33 PM IST
Nikhat Zareen and Vanlal Duati were told their bout has been postponed to Wednesday, but were not given any reason. On Wednesday though they were told no trials will be held in the 51kg category, catching them by surprise.
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File image of Mary Kom(REUTERS)
File image of Mary Kom(REUTERS)

Mary Kom still out to prove a point, achieve the improbable

By Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 09:51 AM IST
Mary is in Guwahati, at the India Open, with a point to prove and an improbable goal in mind—that at 36, she is still at the top of her game; and she is still aiming for the Olympics in 2020.
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Boxer MC Mary Kom, world champion and Olympic medal winner spoke to students of a coaching institute in Kota on December 9, 2018.(AH Zaidi / HT Photo)
Boxer MC Mary Kom, world champion and Olympic medal winner spoke to students of a coaching institute in Kota on December 9, 2018.(AH Zaidi / HT Photo)

‘Don’t feel demotivated by failures, learn from them’: Mary Kom

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kota
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 02:59 PM IST
The six-time world champion boxer and Olympic medallist told students of a coaching institute in Kota that dedication is the key to success and talent is not related to wealth.
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Indian boxer Mary Kom kisses her gold medal after winning the final match of women's light flyweight 45-48 kg against Ukraine's Hanna Okhota at AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships(PTI)
Indian boxer Mary Kom kisses her gold medal after winning the final match of women's light flyweight 45-48 kg against Ukraine's Hanna Okhota at AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships(PTI)

Manipur government to confer suitable title to Mary Kom

By Sobhapati Samom | Imphal
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2018 03:59 PM IST
Thirty five year old Mary Kom who is mother of three kids, scripted history by beating Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota in an unanimous 5-0 verdict in the 48-kg category summit bout in national capital on Saturday.
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New Delhi: Boxer MC Mary Kom during a practice session ahead of Women's World Boxing Championship.(PTI)
New Delhi: Boxer MC Mary Kom during a practice session ahead of Women's World Boxing Championship.(PTI)

Mary Kom, chasing sixth world boxing title, determined to deliver again

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2018 01:14 PM IST
The five-time world champion and London Olympic bronze medallist got a first round bye and will meet Kazakhstan’s Aigerim Kassenayeva in the 48kg contest.
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Mary Kom will compete in the 48 kilogram category at World Boxing Championships.(HT Photo)
Mary Kom will compete in the 48 kilogram category at World Boxing Championships.(HT Photo)

World Boxing Championships: Mary Kom, Sarita spearhead Indian challenge

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2018 09:27 PM IST
MC Mary Kom and Laishram Sarita Devi are strong contenders for the gold in their respective weight categories in what is possibly the last world championships of both their careers.
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Boxer Sarita Devi practices for the upcoming 'AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships 2018' at IG Stadium in New Delhi.(AP)
Boxer Sarita Devi practices for the upcoming 'AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships 2018' at IG Stadium in New Delhi.(AP)

World Boxing Championships: Sarita Devi seeks world gold against all odds

By Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 01:23 PM IST
Sarita is all geared up for the World Boxing Championships here starting November 15. She knows it might be the last time she will be appearing in a world championship and therefore wants to finish on a high in front of the home crowd.
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Mary Kom, Indian woman boxer and brand ambassador for the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship during an event to unveil the game's logo.(AP)
Mary Kom, Indian woman boxer and brand ambassador for the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship during an event to unveil the game's logo.(AP)

BFI unveils logo and anthem for AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2018 11:21 PM IST
The logo, depicting “fire and women’s empowerment,” was specially designed to bring in the two key elements—the inner strength of a woman and the national colours—together to mark the occasion of India playing hosts to the championships.
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MC Mary Kom is eying her sixth world title.(PTI)
MC Mary Kom is eying her sixth world title.(PTI)

Eyeing a sixth world title, Mary Kom for ‘smart’ training

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 04:24 PM IST
Talking about the performance of the young generation of women boxers, Mary Kom said it was ‘unfortunate’ that the girls were not able to win medals at Gold Coast.
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MC Mary Kom bows to the crowd after winning gold in the women's Light Fly (45-48kg) boxing category at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) in Gold Coast on Saturday.(PTI)
MC Mary Kom bows to the crowd after winning gold in the women's Light Fly (45-48kg) boxing category at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) in Gold Coast on Saturday.(PTI)

Commonwealth Games title in her kitty, MC Mary Kom craves Olympic gold

By B Shrikant | Hindustan Times, Gold Coast
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 09:07 PM IST
MC Mary Kom, after winning the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) final against Kristine O’Hara at the Oxenford Studios in Gold Coast, said she is determined to train hard and try and win the elusive Olympics gold.
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Priyanka Chopra’s performance as Mary Kom was positively received.
Priyanka Chopra’s performance as Mary Kom was positively received.

Priyanka Chopra congratulates her champion Mary Kom on CWG gold

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, Los Angeles
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 04:26 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra congratulated boxer MC Mary Kom, whom she played in a biopic, on her gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games being held in Gold Coast.
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Indian boxing legend MC Mary Kom (48kg) advanced to the 2018 Commonwealth Games final with a comprehensive win over Sri Lanka’s Anusha Dilrukshi Koddithuwak earlier this week.(AFP)
Indian boxing legend MC Mary Kom (48kg) advanced to the 2018 Commonwealth Games final with a comprehensive win over Sri Lanka’s Anusha Dilrukshi Koddithuwak earlier this week.(AFP)

2018 Commonwealth Games: Boxers set for record medal haul, Glasgow gold tally bettered

By B Shrikant | Hindustan Times, Gold Coast
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 10:42 PM IST
While MC Mary Kom is the only woman boxer to make it to the final, five male pugilists stormed into the finals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
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MC Mary Kom beat Anusha Dilrukshi Koddithuwak in the semi-finals of the women’s 48 kg boxing event in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(PTI)
MC Mary Kom beat Anusha Dilrukshi Koddithuwak in the semi-finals of the women’s 48 kg boxing event in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(PTI)

2018 Commonwealth Games: MC Mary Kom advances to final of 48kg women’s boxing

By B Shrikant | Hindustan Times, Gold Coast
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 07:48 PM IST
MC Mary Kom prevailed vs Anusha Dilrukshi Koddithuwak in the semi-finals of the women’s 48 kg boxing event in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
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Mary Kom (2L) has never won a Commonwealth Games medal as she did not qualify when women’s boxing was first introduced in 2014 at Glasgow.(PTI)
Mary Kom (2L) has never won a Commonwealth Games medal as she did not qualify when women’s boxing was first introduced in 2014 at Glasgow.(PTI)

2018 Commonwealth Games: MC Mary Kom starts campaign for elusive medal

By B Shrikant | Hindustan Times, Gold Coast
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 11:57 PM IST
MC Mary Kom will start her quest for the one boxing medal that is not in her kitty by opening her 2018 Commonwealth Games campaign against Megan Gordon of Scotland in the 45-48 kg division on Sunday.
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Gold medallist Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu during the medal ceremony of women's 48kg event during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Thursday.(PTI)
Gold medallist Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu during the medal ceremony of women's 48kg event during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Thursday.(PTI)

Mirabai Chanu’s family celebrates 2018 Commonwealth Games gold, Manipur CM lauds effort

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 07:52 AM IST
Mirabai Chanu gave India the first gold medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Thursday. The Manipuri weightlifter smashed her own record en route to the gold
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The Indian contingent during the country's flag-hoisting ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2018 at Gold Coast in Australia on Monday.(PTI)
The Indian contingent during the country's flag-hoisting ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2018 at Gold Coast in Australia on Monday.(PTI)

Commonwealth Games 2018: A look at India’s gold medal prospects in Gold Coast

By B Shrikant | Hindustan Times, Gold Coast
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 04:55 PM IST
Ahead of the Commonwealth Games 2018, Hindustan Times takes a look at the Indians who could win gold medals in their respective events in Gold Coast.
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Indian boxing contingent (L-R) Pinki Rani Jangra, Mary Kom, Sarita Devi Laishram and Lovlina Borgohain during the country's flag-hoisting ceremony at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast.(PTI)
Indian boxing contingent (L-R) Pinki Rani Jangra, Mary Kom, Sarita Devi Laishram and Lovlina Borgohain during the country's flag-hoisting ceremony at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast.(PTI)

Commonwealth Games 2018: Mary Kom needs one win to secure medal on CWG debut

By PTI | PTI, Gold Coast
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 06:29 PM IST
Mary Kom has been pitted against Scotland’s Megan Gordon in the quarterfinals of the 48kg category at Commonwealth Games 2018, which will take place on April 8. The 35-year-old Mary is the favourite to claim the gold in a draw which features only eight boxers
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