Mary Kom

Explore Mary Kom's 2018 performance

Mary Kom   -  The Hindu

Arguably the most recognisable face of Indian boxing, Mary Kom scaled new heights in 2018.

The 35-year-old Manipuri, who competed in the 48kg instead of the 51kg category, continued her fine journey by winning gold medals in the Indian Open in Delhi, Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast and Silesian Open in Gliwice, Poland along with a silver in Strandja Memorial tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Incidentally, in Gold Coast, Mary gathered her first medal on her Commonwealth Games debut.

The biggest moment for the multiple World champion and London Olympics bronze medallist was the World championships held in Delhi in November.

The ageing champion got the better of strong challengers to win her sixth World title and make history.

The most successful boxer in the history of the World women's boxing championships, Mary equalled legendary Cuban boxer Felix Savon's record of six gold and one silver medals in the elite event.

Keen to add an Olympic gold to her cabinet of medals, Mary – a mother of three sons and a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament – is determined to switch to the higher 51kg category for the Tokyo Games.

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