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Mary Kom was the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the Asian Games in 2014. In which of the following sports does she represent India?
1. Swimming
2. Wrestling
3. Badminton
4. Boxing

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Boxing

The Correct Answer is "Boxing".

  • Mary Kom is an Indian boxer from the northeast state of Manipur.
  • She is also known as MC Mary Kom or Magnificent Mary.
  • Mary Kom is famed as a five-time World Boxing Champion and the only boxer to win a medal in every one of the six world championships.
  • In the 2012 Olympics, she became the first Indian women boxer to qualify and win a bronze medal in the 51 kg flyweight category of Boxing.
  • She is currently ranked as Number 4 in the Flyweight category of AIBA World Women’s Ranking.

 

  • In 2003, Mary Kom won a gold medal in the 46 kg weight class at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship in India and in 2004 she won a gold medal at the Women’s Boxing World Cup in Norway.
  • In 2005, she again won a gold medal at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship in Taiwan and the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in Russia both in the 46 kg weight class. In 2006, she won a gold medal at the Venus Women’s Box Cup in Denmark and won gold again at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in India.
  • In the 2014 Asian Games, she won a gold medal and created history for India.
  • She won the gold in the women’s flyweight (48-52 kg) division which was her first gold medal in the Asian Games.
  • Awards and recognitions:
    • Arjuna Award (Boxing) in 2003
    • Padma Shree (Sports) in 2006
    • ‘Magnificent Mary’, AIBA in 2008
    • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2009
    • International Boxing Association’s Ambassador for Women’s Boxing in 2009
    • Sportswoman of the year, Sahara Sports Award in 2010

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