Magnificent Mary’ enjoyed a stellar 2018, picking up gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and a tournament in Poland. And the best phase for the six-time world champion still continues.
As per the updated rankings put out by International Boxing Association (AIBA), Mary Kom has been placed at the top of the charts in the weight division with 1700 points.
I congratulate Smt. M.C. Mary Kom for attaining number one position in the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) world rankings. Country is proud of her achievements. #MaryKom #AIBA #Boxing @MangteC @AIBA_Boxing pic.twitter.com/5spIY6NlTl
— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) January 10, 2019
The celebrated M.C. Mary Kom’s unprecedented sixth world title triumph has propelled her to the numero uno position in the AIBA’s latest world rankings.
The diminutive Manipuri became the most successful boxer in world championships’ history when she claimed the 48 Kg category top honours in November last year in Delhi.
The 36-year-old Mary Kom will now have to jump to 51 kg in pursuit of her 2020 Olympic dream as her category (48 kg) is not yet included in the Games roaster.-- Advertisement --
— Femina (@FeminaIndia) January 11, 2019
The mother-of-three enjoyed a stellar 2018, picking up gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and a tournament in Poland. She also won a silver at the prestigious Strandja Memorial in Bulgaria.
AIBA rankings for Pinki Simranjit and Sonia
Among other Indians, Pinki Jangra is placed eighth in the 51 Kg category list. Asian silver-medallist Manisha Maun holds the same position in the 54 Kg category.
Former world silver-medallist Sonia Lather was placed at the second spot in the 57 Kg division despite enduring a disappointing 2018, during which she finished medal-less at the Asian Games.
World bronze-medallist Simranjit Kaur (64 Kg), who was crowned the national champion a few days back, took the fourth position in her weight category. Following her was former world champion L Sarita Devi at the 16th spot.
India Open gold-medallist and world bronze-winner Lovlina Borgohain took the fifth position in the 69 Kg category.
The men’s rankings have not been updated as yet.
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