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Pooja Rani ousted, no 2016 Rio Olympic quota for Indian women boxers

Pooja Rani ousted, no 2016 Rio Olympic quota for Indian women boxers

However, in the non-Olympic categories, Nikhat Zareen (54kg), Sonia Lather (57kg) and Saweety (81kg) advanced to the quarterfinals with contrasting victories.

Mary Kom's 2016 Rio dream over, loses in World Championship 2nd round

Mary Kom's 2016 Rio dream over, loses in World Championship 2nd round

In an exciting contest, Mary Kom took off aggressively but Nimani managed to keep her at bay by fighting from a distance

 

 

 

Pooja Rani advances to last-16 of Women's World Boxing Championships

Pooja Rani advances to last-16 of Women's World Boxing Championships

Eyeing a medal as well as an Olympic berth, Asian Games bronze-medallist Pooja Rani (75kg) entered the pre-quarterfinal of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships with a hard-fought triumph over Ukraine's Mariya Borutsa here today.

Indian boxers make disappointing start at Asian Olympic Qualifiers

Indian boxers make disappointing start at Asian Olympic Qualifiers

Manoj Kumar, Sumit Sangwan and Pooja Rani were beaten today.

Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa get top seeding at Asian Olympic Qualifiers

Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa get top seeding at Asian Olympic Qualifiers

Other Indians to be seeded were Commonwealth Games silver-medallist L Devendro Singh (4th in 49kg division) and Asian silver-medallist Vikas Krishan (2nd in 75kg category).

12th South Asian Games: Gold rush, Rio Olympic berth for Kavita Raut but India lose hockey final

12th South Asian Games: Gold rush, Rio Olympic berth for Kavita Raut but India lose hockey final

Holding on firmly to the top spot in the overall standings, India increased their tally to 248 -- including 146 gold, 79 silver and 23 bronze medals.

Mary Kom loses in semis of Olympic Test event

Mary Kom loses in semis of Olympic Test event

In other fights, Parveen Kumar (91kg) was beaten by local favourite Gidelson De Oliveira.

Mary Kom picked for AIBA's Olympic Test event

Mary Kom picked for AIBA's Olympic Test event

Six Indian Boxers have been selected to participate in the Test Event to be held at Rio De Janeiro.

No move to bar Mary Kom from trials for missing national camp: Boxing India

No move to bar Mary Kom from trials for missing national camp: Boxing India

 Rubbishing reports that Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom could be barred from the trials for the Olympic qualifiers, Boxing India on Thursday said the veteran is not under any compulsion to attend the national camp and has been granted permission to train individually.

Sports Minister asks SAI, Boxing India to help Haryana boxer Rishu Mittal

Sports Minister asks SAI, Boxing India to help Haryana boxer Rishu Mittal

Moved by the plight of a state level gold-medallist boxer who is working as a domestic help, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked the Sports Authority of India and Boxing India to look into the matter and provide all help to her.

Came to National Games as prize money too hard to ignore: Sandeep Sejwal

Came to National Games as prize money too hard to ignore: Sandeep Sejwal

Among the small bunch of India's international medallists who chose to participate in the National Games despite the event falling in off season, Asian Games bronze-medallist Sandeep Sejwal on Sunday said the prize money on offer for every gold won here is just too tempting to ignore.

Thankful to Barack Obama for acknowledging me: Mary Kom

Thankful to Barack Obama for acknowledging me: Mary Kom

 Pleasantly surprised after Barack Obama took her name while talking about Indian achievers, celebrated Indian woman boxer M C Mary Kom on Tuesday said it felt proud to be acknowledged by the US President.

Indian boxers pack a punch but administrative mess continues in 2014

Indian boxers pack a punch but administrative mess continues in 2014

Inside the ring, the men and women who mattered gave their blood, sweat and tears to conquer adversity with elan but outside, sparring for power continued to cast a shadow on Indian boxing in a year which was sparkling in parts but also blighted by some unsavoury controversies.

Main aim is to qualify for Rio Games: Mary Kom

Main aim is to qualify for Rio Games: Mary Kom

After clinching an elusive gold medal at the Asian Games in Incheon, star woman boxer M C 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.

Mary Kom receives Rs 5 lakh for boxing academy

Mary Kom receives Rs 5 lakh for boxing academy

 Star Indian woman boxer M C Mary Kom on Thursday received Rs 5 lakh for setting up a boxing academy in her native state of Manipur from a private insurance company through its initiative "Need for Champions".

Pinki replaces Mary Kom, Priyanka in for Sarita Devi for Worlds

Pinki replaces Mary Kom, Priyanka in for Sarita Devi for Worlds

Pinki Rani replaced an injured M C 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.

Mary Kom backs pregnancy tests, says it's for safety of boxers

Mary Kom backs pregnancy tests, says it's for safety of boxers

 Olympic bronze medallist boxer M C Mary Kom came out in support of the controversial pregnancy tests conducted by Sports Authority of India on World Championships-bound women pugilists, saying that it was good for the safety of the players.

Narendra Modi's charm bowls over Asiad medallists

Narendra Modi's charm bowls over Asiad medallists

Floored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's informal demeanour and a "motivating speech", India's Asian Games medallists could not stop gushing about the leader after a breakfast meeting with him here on Tuesday.

Mary Kom named MVP of India's Asiad campaign

Mary Kom named MVP of India's Asiad campaign

 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 here.

I would have protested differently: Mary Kom

I would have protested differently: Mary Kom

She understands the emotion behind L Sarita Devi's tearful protest on the Asian Games podium but M C Mary Kom, who became the first Indian woman boxer to win a gold at the mega-event, said faced with a similar crisis, she would have shown dissent differently.