Mary Kom Strikes Gold at Asian Women’s Boxing Championships

M.C. Mary Kom (48kg) notched up her fifth gold medal at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championships in Vietnam. She has defeated North Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi.

This is Mary Kom’s first international gold medal since the 2014 Asian Games. Mary Kom’s last medal came in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, where she became the first Indian woman boxer to win gold in the Women’s Flyweight (51 kg) category.
Current/Static Takeaway Points Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
  1. Mary Kom– won Asian Women’s Boxing C’ship– defeated  N Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi– in Vietnam.
  2. This is Mary Kom’s sixth medal in the Asian Women’s Boxing Championships and fifth gold medal.
  3. She is a Padma Bhushan Awardee and hails from Manipur.

Source- The Hindu