Mary Kom Adjudged The Best Pugilist Of The 10th World Women’s Boxing Championships

New Delhi: India’s M C Mary Kom, who won a historic sixth world title, was adjudged the best pugilist of the 10th World Women’s Boxing Championships. The AIBA panel which chose the Indian as the best among the competitors was a richly deserved honour to the 35-year-old Manipuri, whose endurance, perseverance and the never-say-die attitude is unparallel in history.

Speaking at the official press conference, Mary Kom recalled her participation in the New Delhi event held in 2006. “At that time, boxers from fewer countries had participated. It was not even included in Olympics. Though we won eight medals, four gold included but competition is much tough nowadays and considering the fact, our results here (one gold, a silver and two bronze medals) were great,” said Mary.


Sonia Chahal joins Mary Kom in finals of the World Boxing Championships

New Delhi: Sonia Chahal, who stormed into the finals of Women’s World Boxing Championships by outclassing her North Korean opponent Jo Son Hwa, will join Mary Kon in finals. But Simranjit Kaur had to settle for a bronze after losing the semifinal bout.

The 21-year-old Sonia, who began competing at the senior level only since 2016, registered a unanimous 5-0 win over her more fancied North Korean opponent, a silver medallist in the Jakrata Asian Games, in the 57kg semifinals to reach the final in her debut World Championships. The rookie boxer joins Mary Kom (48kg) in Saturday’s finals.


Mary Kom Reaches Into Finals Of AIBA World Women’s Boxing Championship

New Delhi: After beating North Korea’s Kim Hyang-Mi with a tactically brilliant performance in the semi-final, India’s boxing ace MC Mary Kom has stormed into the final of the 48 kg category of the AIBA World Women’s Boxing Championship,

Outdone by her opponent’s reach and bigger physical presence, the experienced boxer showed great dexterity as she moved quickly on her feet and avoided a flurry of punches from her opponent to keep scoring points. Her intelligent display was in full view in the second round as she used both her arms to good effect to land crucial punches on her opponent.


In A Rrain-Affected Match, Australia Win By 4 Runs In The First T20 Match With India

New Delhi: Chasing a steep target of 174 runs to win in 17 overs, after Australia’s total of 158/4 (in 17 overs) was revised according to the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern system, India’s response was led by a fighting knock at the top of the order by Shikhar Dhawan. It went down to the wire in the end and the hosts benefitted from a rain stoppage as India lost the first T20 international against Australia by 4 runs at the Gabba in Brisbane.

The southpaw kept hitting boundaries at will even as wickets kept tumbling at the other end. Rohit Sharma (7), KL Rahul (13) and Virat Kohli (4) failed to get going but Dhawan didn’t let the pressure get to him as he launched a massive counter attack. But once Dhawan was dismissed for 76 in the 12th over, Australia were in a commanding position.


India’s Young Boxing Team Reaches Semifinals To Be Assured Of Medals In Their Debut World Championships

New Delhi: Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Sonia Chahal (57kg) and Simranjit Kaur (64kg), part of India’s young brigade in the boxing team, also reached the semifinals to be assured of medals in their debut World Championships.

The 21-year-old Borgohain, an Asian Championships bronze medallist last year, beat Scott Kaye Frances of Australia in the quarterfinals in a unanimous decision while Sonia, also 21, was a 4-1 split decision winner against Maecela Yeni Castenada of Columbia.

Simranjit, 23, had a difficult fight against Amy Sara Broadhurst of Ireland but eventually won the quarterfinal bout 3-1. In fact, the Punjab boxer lost the first and third rounds while winning the second. She, however, won in overall points which read 27-29, 28-28, 29-27, 30-26, 29-27.