Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicMary Kom

Topic: Mary Kom

How Nikhat Zareen fought patriarchy, shoulder injury & ‘idol Mary Kom’ to become world champion

The boxer from Telangana defeated Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas to win a gold in the flyweight category at IBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Istanbul Thursday.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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