The renowned Indian Olympic boxer Mary Kom, who became the World Amateur Boxing Champion for six times has propelled her to top the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) latest world rankings.
She became the most successful boxer in world championships’ history when she claimed the 48kg category top honours in November last year in Delhi. In the updated rankings put out by AIBA, Mary Kom is placed at the top of the charts in the weight division with 1700 points.
The 36-year-old will have to leap to 51kg in pursuit of her 2020 Olympic dream as 48kg is not yet integrated into the Games roster. The mother-of-three enjoyed a stellar 2018, picking up gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and a tournament in Poland. She also won silver at the prestigious Strandja Memorial in Bulgaria.
Among other Indians, Pinki Jangra is positioned eighth in the 51kg category list. Asian silver-medallist Manisha Maun also holds the same place in the 54kg category. Sonia Lather the former world silver-medallist was positioned at the second spot in the 57kg division despite enduring a disappointing 2018, during which she finished medal-less at the Asian Games.
Simranjit Kaur (64kg) World bronze-medallist, who was crowned the national champion a few days back, stood fourth in her weight category. L Sarita Devi followed her at the 16th spot, she was former world champion. India Open gold-medallist and world bronze-winner Lovlina Borgohain was placed fifth in the 69kg category.
The men’s ranking is yet to be updated.