Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicMary Kom

Topic: Mary Kom

Mary Kom crashes out of Olympics despite winning 2 out of 3 rounds in pre-quarterfinals

The 38-year-old, who is a multiple-time Asian champion and a bronze-winner in the 2012 London Olympics, lost 2-3 to the 2016 Rio edition bronze-medallist Ingrit Valencia Thursday.

Mary Kom enters Olympic pre-quarters, defeats rival boxer 15 years her junior

Mary Kom defeated Dominican Republic's Miguelina Hernandez Garcia. She will now be up against third-seeded Colombian Ingrit Valencia, who was a bronze-medallist at the 2016 Rio Games.

Mary Kom & Manpreet Singh to be India’s flag bearers at Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony

This is the first time India will have two flag-bearers, one male and one female, to ensure 'gender parity', Indian Olympic Association announced Monday.

After Padma Vibhushan, Mary Kom eyes Bharat Ratna by aiming for gold at Tokyo Olympics

Mary Kom is the first woman sportsperson to be awarded the Padma Vibhushan. The boxer said her immediate target was to first qualify for Tokyo Olympics.

Mary Kom beats Nikhat Zareen, makes it to India team for 2020 Olympics qualifiers

In a bout which had very few clear punches, tension was palpable inside the boxing hall owing to the bitter row triggered by Zareen's public demand for a trial.

In Pictures: Parliament’s Winter session begins. It also marks 250th session of Rajya Sabha

Prime Minister Modi addressed the media outside Parliament premises. The Winter Session which started Monday will continue until 13 December.

Mary Kom says ‘not scared’ to fight Nikhat Zareen, asks Abhinav Bindra not to ‘interfere’

Mary Kom found herself embroiled in a controversy after Nikhat Zareen demanded a trial bout against her before the Indian squad for Olympic qualifiers is decided.

Never thought I’d be competing against ‘my idol’ Mary Kom, says boxer Nikhat Zareen

Junior world boxing champion Nikhat Zareen claims the BFI has altered the rules to accommodate Mary Kom in 2020 Tokyo Olympics squad.

Kiren Rijiju says BFI will decide on Nikhat Zareen’s demand for trial bout against Mary Kom

Boxer Nikhat Zareen had written to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju asking for the trial bout before the Indian squad for next year's Olympic qualifiers in China is finalised.

Boxer Mary Kom bags historic 8th World Championship medal, settles for bronze

Mary Kom lost to Turkey's Busenaz Cakiroglu in the semi-finals after her review appeal was turned down by the world boxing body’s technical committee.

On Camera

YourTurn

Why Federal Reserve will no longer have pandemic-era investors’ backs

Inflation is top of mind for all leaders in Washington and US President Joe Biden, whose approval ratings are sliding, appears less inclined to count on hope as a strategy.

SEBI seeks tighter environmental, social & governance rules to address risk of greenwashing

In a consultation paper released Monday, SEBI said increasing reliance on unregulated ESG rating providers poses risks to investor protection, transparency & efficiency of markets.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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