MARY KOM

  • Boxer Mary Kom backs Sarita Devi 2 days ago

    "I just want to say that I want her (likely) suspension (if it happens) to be lifted as soon as possible," she said for Sarita, who is facing the prospect of a lengthy ban from the AIBA. ...
  • Main aim is to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics, says Mary Kom 2 days ago

    After clinching an elusive gold medal at the Asian Games in Incheon, star woman boxer MC Mary Kom is confident of getting back into the ring next year by recovering from her current injuries and qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. "Yes, that (qualifying for Rio Games) is my main...
  • Boxer Mary Kom hopes to be back in two months November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Olympic medallist M C Mary Kom on Tuesday said she would take around two months time to recover from the hamstring injury, that has kept her out of the Women's World Boxing Championship at Jeju, South Korea, to be held from November 13 to 25. The injury has robbed Mary...
  • Pinki replaces Mary Kom, Priyanka in for Sarita for World Boxing Championships November 8, 2014

    Pinki Rani replaced an injured MC Mary Kom, while Priyanka Choudhary came in for the suspended Sarita Dev in the Indian squad announced on Saturday for the Women's World Boxing Championships to be held at Jeju, South Korea from November 13 to 25. Sarita is currently serving a provisional ban, which...
  • Olympic sports can learn a lot from cricket: Rahul Dravid October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Batting on a different wicket as member of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOP) initiated by the Ministry of Sports to increase India's medal tally, former captain Rahul Dravid said that Olympic sports can learn a lot from cricket and vice versa. "Sport is sport and performance at elite...
  • Narendra Modi lauds Mary Kom for 'Swachh Bharat' effort October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday praised boxing icon M.C. Mary Kom and union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu for their effort towards 'Swachh Bharat Mission'. "Swachh Bharat Mission will get a great impetus by Mary Kom joining the mission in Imphal," Modi said in a tweet. Sharing news...
  • Celebrate this Diwali with Modi crackers, Priyanka sparklers October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Narendra Modi wave swept the political arena, it seems to be doing the same in the markets this Diwali. With markets being adorned with diyas, lights, paper candles, crackers, people are flocking the place looking for particular kinds of crackers and sparklers. After Modi t-shirt, mugs, badges,...
  • Attack on Manipuri youth in Bangalore disheartening: Mary Kom October 15, 2014

    In a suspected hate crime incident in Bangalore, a Manipuri student was beaten up by people for ignoring their demand that he speak in Kannada. ...
  • India's Asian Games medallists honoured October 14, 2014

    India in the recently concluded Asian Games in Incheon finished with 57 medals, which included 11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze. ...
  • Incheon Games performance is inspiring, says Sports Minister Sarbanada Sonowal October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming the performance of Indian athletes at the Incheon Asian Games as "inspiring", the government of India on Monday felicitated the medal winners at a ceremony here and gave them cash awards. India won 57 medals, including 11 gold medals, at the 17th edition of the Games in the...
  • Samsung India names Mary Kom the Most Valuable Player of India's Asiad campaign October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist M C Mary Kom was on Monday chosen as the Most Valuable Player of India's Incheon Asian Games campaign at a felicitation of the medal winners by contingent sponsors Samsung India here. Mary Kom, who became the first Indian woman boxer to win a gold medal...
  • India emerge with reduced medals tally from Asian Games October 5, 2014

    Incheon: The medal count went down but Indian sports still had lots to celebrate with the men's hockey team coming good after a long time to strike gold even as the legend of M C Mary Kom got bigger in a mixed Asian Games campaign for the country's athletes here. Pistol...
  • Asian Games: Happy to answer critics, says boxer Mary Kom October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Smiling ear to ear after becoming the first Indian woman boxer to clinch an Asian Games gold, MC Mary Kom on Saturday hoped that her historic feat would silence detractors who have questioned her ability to remain at the top. Back in the country after her flyweight gold in...
  • Sarita Devi should have skipped Asian Games medals ceremony, she behaved badly: Mary Kom October 4, 2014

    Asian Games gold-medal winner MC Mary Kom on Saturday said though she is sorry for what happened with her fellow boxer L Sarita Devi at Incheon, nothing can be done about it and that she could have behaved better at the medal distribution ceremony. Upset at her controversial defeat in...
  • Asian Games 2014: Half a dozen lessons for India October 3, 2014

    India's campaign at the 17th Asian Games 2014 at Incheon, South Korea, is finally over with its own twists and turns leaving many moments of glory, aching pains of defeat and a few protests making it a passionate drama of sorts amidst sporting endeavour. Soon all the images that stirred our...
  • Asian Games: Mary Kom receives grand welcome on return October 3, 2014

    Mary Kom 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. ...
  • Priyanka Chopra: What a role model! Mary Kom has proved yet again that she is unstoppable October 2, 2014

    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? October 2, 2014

    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 October 1, 2014

    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 October 1, 2014

    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 October 1, 2014

    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 October 1, 2014

    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 October 1, 2014

    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 October 1, 2014

    (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 September 30, 2014

    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 September 30, 2014

    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 September 29, 2014

    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 September 28, 2014

    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 September 27, 2014

    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!...