India's L Sarita Devi (60kg) was robbed of a sure place in the women's 60kg boxing final when the verdict went in favour of her South Korean rival Jina Park in a bout the Indian dominated, after her senior teammate M C Mary Kom stormed into the gold medal round in the 51kg class at the Asian Games here.
Controversy hit the Asian Games boxing competition after India's L Sarita Devi (60kg) had to settle for a bronze medal despite dominating her semifinal bout even as M C Mary Kom (51kg) continued her winning run to enter the summit clash of the mega-event here on Tuesday.
Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom led the charge as Indian women boxers packed a powerful punch by assuring themselves of medals in each of the three weight categories at the 17th Asian Games, here on Sunday.
Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom set her Asian Games campaign rolling in style as she out-punched Korea's Kim Yeji to enter the quarterfinals along with two other Indian women boxers here on Saturday.
She ousted none other than Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom to make the Commonwealth Games-bound Indian team but far from revelling in the new-found attention, Pinki Jangra says she has begun to feel the pressure of delivering a medal after her giant-slaying act in the trials.
In a stunning turn of events, five-time World Champion and Olympic bronze-medalist M C Mary Kom was today left out of the three-member Indian women`s boxing squad for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow from July 23 to August 3.
She has pulled herself up for a second time targeting another first for an Indian woman boxer but as Olympic bronze-medalist M C Mary Kom gears up for the Commonwealth Games, the five-time world champion says the thought of quitting has crossed her mind several times.
Star boxer M C Mary Kom on Thursday denied supporting Congress leader Ajay Maken`s candidature in the forthcoming general elections, saying her comments about the former Sports Minister were "not political at all".
Olympic bronze medallist boxer M C Mary Kom and international para-athlete Deepa Malik were among India`s 25 most inspirational women to be felicitated today by Limca Book of Records, which completed its silver jubilee by dedicating the 25th edition to the cause of empowering women.
Tired of answering constant queries about her retirement plans, Olympic bronze-medallist and five-time world champion boxer M C Mary Kom on friday pleaded to be left alone, saying she does not wish to call it quits.
Sports Minister Jitendra Singh friday said he would try to convince the IOA to hold its much-awaited elections before the scheduled date of February 9 to ensure that the Indian athletes are able to compete under the national flag during the Sochi Winter Olympics, starting February 7.
Olympic bronze medallist boxer, M C Mary Kom on wednesday said she would soon start full-time preparations for next year`s Rio Olympics and expressed confidence of winning a gold in the mega sporting event.
Ace boxer and Olympic bronze medallist M C Mary Kom, whose life is the stuff of legends, wants other women to take inspiration from her just-released autobiography `Unbreakable` and realise their dreams.