Superwoman of India: Mary Kom becomes World No 1 boxer in AIBA rankings

TNN Bureau. Updated: 1/10/2019 5:39:44 PM Sports and Culture

December 10: MC Mary Kom's unprecedented sixth world title triumph has put her on the coveted number one position in the International Boxing Association's (AIBA), the latest world rankings.

According to the updated rankings put out by AIBA, Mary Kom is placed on top of the charts in the weight division with 1700 points.

The 36-year-old will have to jump to 51kg in pursuit of her 2020 Olympic dream as 48 kg is not yet included in the games' roster.

Mary Kom's year started with a gold (India Open) and ended with gold (the world championships).

The feisty Manipuri won a silver in the inaugural edition in 2001 and then went on to win a gold each in the next five editions - 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010.

The mother-of-three enjoyed a stellar 2018, by 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.

1Among other Indians, Pinki Jangra is placed eighth in the 51kg category list. Asian silver-medallist Manisha Maun holds the same position in the 54kg category.
2Former world silver-medallist Sonia Lather was placed at the second spot in the 57kg division despite enduring a disappointing 2018, during which she finished medal-less at the Asian Games.
3World bronze-medallist Simranjit Kaur (64kg), who was crowned the national champion a few days back, took the fourth position in her weight category.
4Following her was former world champion L Sarita Devi at the 16th spot.
5India Open gold-medallist and world bronze-winner Lovlina Borgohain took the fifth position in the 69kg category.

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