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India’s boxing legend Mary Kom won gold medal at World Women’s Boxing Championships held in New Delhi. It was her sixth medal in World Boxing Championships. In the final, she defeated 22-year-old Ukrainian boxer Hana Okhaya of Ukraine. Mary Kom won this medal at age of 35 years. With winning this medal, Mary Kom has become the most successful boxer in world boxing history with 6 gold medals. In this Women’s World Boxing Championships 2018, India won total four gold, three silver and three bronze medals.
Mary Kom’s full name is named Chungjijung Mary Kom Humangte. She was born on March 1, 1983 in Kangathei, Manipur. She is one of the most successful boxers of amature boxing globally. She is the only boxer to win medals in seven world championships including six gold medals.
She had won gold medal at World Boxing Championships held in Antalya in 2002, Podoslovak in 2005, New Delhi in Ningbo City in 2008, Bridgetown in 2010 and in New Delhi in 2018. Apart from this, she had won silver medal in World Boxing Championships held in Scranton in 2001.
She had won bronze medal in 2012 London Olympics. After this, in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, she had won gold medal. She had won gold medal in the 2014 Asian Games and bronze medal in 2010 Asian Games, making her first women boxer to win gold medal at Asian Games.
In April 2016, President had nominated her as member of Rajya Sabha. She has been bestowed with Padma Bhushan (2013), Arjuna Award (2003), Padma Shri (2006) and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award (2009).
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India’s Sameer Verma has won Syed Modi India Grand Prix Gold badminton title 2018 in men’s singles category. In the final match held in Lucknow, he defeated China’s Lu Guangzu by 16-21, 21-19 and 21-14 score. Women’s singles title was won by China’s Han Yue after defeating India’s Saina Nehwal by 21-18, 21-8 score.
Syed Modi International India Open Grand Prix championship
It was launched by Uttar Pradesh Badminton Association (UPBA) in 1991 as ‘Syed Modi Memorial Badminton Tournament’ in memory of Syed Modi. Initially, it was national level event and in 2004 it was organized as International event for the first time. In 2011, it was upgraded to BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament. It is held every year at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
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