Mary Kom

  • Priyanka Chopra: What a role model! Mary Kom has proved yet again that she is unstoppable -1835218230 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The team of Bollywood film "Mary Kom" -- director Omung Kumar and actress Priyanka Chopra -- have lauded their movie's inspiration, Indian boxer M.C. Mary Kom, for winning India's first women's boxing gold in Asian Games Wednesday. Mary Kom punched her way to victory, defeating Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova in the...
  • Is Mary Kom India's greatest female athlete? 21 hours 26 minutes ago

    Five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist Mary Kom was the undisputed star of the day as she beat Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova 2-0 to improve on the bronze medal she won in the previous edition of the Games, where women boxers made their debut. ...
  • Asian Games: Gold for Mary Kom as India's medals tally reaches 50 January 20, 1410

    Incheon: It was a mixed day for India at Asian Games where its athletes finished with one gold, one silver and two bronze medals. Boxer Mary Kom came out with flying colours by bagging the gold medal, while Tintu Lukka finished second in 800m to grab silver. Not to forget the...
  • Happy for gold but equally sad for Sarita: Mary Kom Yesterday

    I am happy to become a champion even after 3 kids, but upset over the rough treatment meted out to Sarita. ...
  • Asian Games 2014: Mary Kom punches first boxing gold January 14, 1410

    India's Mary Kom won her final bout against Kazakh opponent and won the first boxing gold medal for India in Incheon. ...
  • Asian Games: Cheated Sarita refuses to wear bronze, Mary Kom wins gold Yesterday

    In scenes of contrasting emotions from two Indian boxers on Wednesday, an overjoyed MC Mary Kom celebrated winning a gold medal for India while an inconsolable Sarita Devi refused to wear her bronze medal in protest of her controversial defeat in the semi-final a day earlier. Mary Kom became the first...
  • Asian Games 2014: Magnificent Mary Kom pummels her rival to win historic gold January 12, 1410

    Incheon: MC Mary Kom on Wednesday became the first Indian woman boxer to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Games after she came from behind to beat Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova in the flyweight (51KG) summit clash here on Wednesday. The lone Indian boxer in action today, Mary Kom defeated Shekerbekova...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014, Day 12 -2015592630 minutes ago

    (For Updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) India pins its 'gold medal' hopes on the 12th day of competition with the celebrated Indian women boxer MC Mary Kom will be in action in the Fly (51 kg) final at 11:30 am IST today. Also in action will be...
  • Asian Games 2014, Day 11: Silver for Gowda, men's hockey team through to final 2 days ago

    Discus thrower Vikas Gowda was the country's top performer with a silver as India added four medals to maintain their 10th position in the overall standings at the Asian Games on Tuesday. After two productive days, it was a relatively quieter for the Indian contingent with Gowda providing the silver lining...
  • Asian Games 2014: Mary Kom enters boxing final for a shot at gold 2 days ago

    Incheon: India's MC Mary Kom secured a berth in the gold medal bout of the women's flyweight (48-51kg) after a convincing win in the semi-final of the 17th Asian Games here Tuesday. The 31-year-old Indian beat Vietnam's Le Thi Bang by a unanimous 3-0 decision to enter the final. The five-time...
  • Grateful to have told your story: Priyanka Chopra on Mary Kom's performance at the 17th Asian Games 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Priyanka Chopra impressed many with her act as Manipuri boxing champion M.C. Mary Kom in Bollywood film 'Mary Kom'. And now, she is all praise for the champion, who has reached the semi-finals of the 17th Asian Games. Soon after the news about Mary Kom's performance at the 17th Asian...
  • Asian Games Boxing: Mary Kom in semifinal, assured of medal 4 days ago

    Incheon: Veteran boxer Mary Kom reached the semi-finals of the women's fly (48-51kg) category, assuring India a medal in the event at the 17th Asian Games on Sunday. The 31-year-old Indian beat Si Haijuan of China 3-0 to win by a unanimous decision. The Chinese fighter gave Mary Kom a stiff fight...
  • Asian Games Boxing: Mary Kom shows her might, enters quarters 5 days ago

    Incheon: Olympic bronze-medallist MC Mary Kom set her Asian Games campaign rolling in style as she out-punched Korea's Kim Yeji to enter the quarter-finals along with two other Indian women boxers on Saturday. L Sarita Devi (60kg) and Pooja Rani (75kg) were the two others, who advanced to the last eight...
  • Priyanka Chopra accepts Hrithik Roshan's dare, performs handstand and pushups wearing heels September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Priyanka Chopra, who excelled in her onscreen avatar as iconic boxer M.C. Mary Kom, accepted and performed a handstand with a push up - a dare thrown up at her by Hrithik Roshan. And boy, she did it wearing a pair of heels! "The only girl I cud dare this!...
  • 'Mary Kom' star Darshan Kumar seen as the 'ideal' husband, says it feels good September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: He lost 12 kg to look convincing as the iconic boxer M.C. Mary Kom's supportive husband Onler on screen. But Delhi boy Darshan Kumar feels his struggle to be credible in his role has paid off, especially when women come up to him to say he's an ideal husband. Darshan...
  • Asian Games 2014: Meet India's gold medal hopes at Incheon September 19, 2014

    The 14 gold medals India won at Guangzhou four years ago was the country's best show ever at the Asian Games. And though the list of athletes has gone through some serious chopping before arriving at the final size of the contingent, hopes of improving the medal haul at Incheon...
  • Asian Games 2014: Boxer Mary Kom back to reclaim crown September 16, 2014

    Down but never out after missing out on the Commonwealth Games Mary Kom fights her way back into the Indian team for the Asian Games, with a point to prove. ...
  • Mary Kom will settle for nothing less than gold at Asiad September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Five time World Boxing Champion Mary Kom is eyeing a gold medal at the upcoming Incheon Asian Games after settling for bronze four years ago. "Our preparation has been good so far and we are looking forward to the games. I am definitely aiming for gold medal and a...
  • Priyanka Chopra: Sad that people watching the film have no idea who Mary Kom is September 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Priyanka Chopra says that biopics on sports stars make them a household name, therefore, it is unfair to compare the monetary benefits. Priyanka has played boxing champion M.C. Mary Kom in "Mary Kom", which collected Rs.38.95 crore in five days of its release. Now a section of people are talking about...
  • Mary Kom spoke to the government officials, nothing could be done: Priyanka Chopra on Manipur banning her film September 11, 2014

    Priyanka Chopra is happy with all the critical praise coming her way for her performance as MC Mary Kom in the boxer's biopic, but the actress says it is "disheartening" that people from Manipur cannot see the movie. Mary Kom too had expressed her sadness over her hometown missing its date...
  • Will Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom' enter the 100 crore club? Please! Don't put such pressure on us, she says September 10, 2014

    Mumbai: "Mary Kom" witnessed an impressive opening and the film's lead actress Priyanka Chopra doesn't want the biopic to be pitted against biggies. She says that "our film is already successful", and hopes "it sets an example that even female centric films can do well". When asked if she feels the...
  • 'Mary Kom' spins gold at box office; does well in Delhi and Mumbai but northeast contribution is negligible September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood film 'Mary Kom' hit 1,800 screens in the country and raked in Rs.28.32 crore in the opening weekend with maximum collections from Delhi and Mumbai. The film is going houseful in Assam and Meghalaya, but the overall contribution to the box office earnings from the region is...
  • Mary Kom: Someone from the North East could have played my role, but the movie might not have been a hit September 8, 2014

    To spread her Imphalbased boxing academy all over the country, Olympian boxer M C Mary Kom wants Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who acted in the biopic 'Mary Kom', to become its brand ambassador. "I will soon approach her to become the brand ambassador of my boxing academy. Hopefully she will agree,"...
  • Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom' mints Rs 30 crore in its opening weekend September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Priyanka Chopra's powerpacked performance as boxing champion M.C. Mary Kom in the biopic has led to the film amassing a box office collection of close to Rs.30 crore in its opening weekend. The National Awardwinning actress hopes the movie has a "wonderful run". The movie, released on Teachers' Day...
  • Priyanka Chopra packs a powerful punch; 'Mary Kom' collects over Rs 17 cr September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: If Priyanka Chopra's role in "Mary Kom" as the fivetime World boxing champion has changed the definition of "hero", the movie's producers too have a reason to smile as it has raked in Rs.17.25 crore in two days since release. Based on the life of boxing champion M.C. Mary...
  • How infilm branding dilutes the impact of 'Mary Kom' September 7, 2014

    There's no denying the fact that filmmakers promote brands through their projects to woo consumers. Even though the results aren't always impressive, advertisers still feel brand placement in films is the ideal way to resonate with the viewers. But how would you react when a film is rewritten to incorporate...
  • Will 'Mary Kom' be released in Manipur? Boxer's husband Onler tries his best September 7, 2014

    Boxing champion M C Mary Kom's husband Onler has joined forces with Mary Kom coproducers Viacom18 Motion Pictures to ensure that the biopic on his wife gets released in their home state Manipur. Hindi films are not being shown in Manipur for the last few years reportedly due to threats by...
  • Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom' rakes in Rs 8 crore on opening day September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: One of the most awaited Bollywood films of the year, Priyanka Choprastarrer 'Mary Kom' is said to have garnered collections of over Rs 8 crore on its opening day. "The film has made Rs.8 crore plus on its opening day," a source from the movie's coproducers Viacom18 Motion Pictures, told...