In yet another feat, Mary Kom rises to World No 1 in AIBA Rankings
GUWAHATI: The celebrated M C Mary Kom’s unprecedented sixth world title triumph has propelled her to the number one position in the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) latest world rankings. In the updated rankings put out by AIBA, Mary Kom is placed top of the charts in the weight division with 1700 points.
Mary Kom, also known as the Magnificent Mary, became the most successful boxer in world championships’ history when she claimed the 48kg category top honours in November last year in Delhi.
Mary Kom enjoyed a stellar 2018, picking up gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and a tournament in Poland in addition to her crowning glory at the World Championships. She also won a silver at the prestigious Strandja Memorial in Bulgaria.
For her feats, she had earlier been declared the best pugilist of the 10th Women’s World Boxing Championships by the International Boxing Association (AIBA).
The 36-year-old will now have to jump to 51kg in pursuit of her 2020 Olympic dream as 48kg is not yet included in the Games roster.
M C Mary Kom