सामयिक विषय: Boxing

AIBA Women’s Youth World Championships 2017

AIBA Women’s Youth World Championships 2017

Question: How many gold medals did Indian boxers won at the AIBA Women’s Youth World Championships 2017 recently concluded in Guwahati, Assam?
(a) 4
(b) 3
(c) 5
(d) 2
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts:

  • AIBA Women’s Youth World Championships 2017 concluded in Guwahati, Assam, India. (November 19th-26th, 2017)
  • This championship was organized by India Boxing Federation.
  • Total 160 boxers of 31 countries participated in this championship.
  • In the competition, India won 5 gold and 2 bronze medals.
  • India became the winner of this competition for the first time.
  • Indian Gold medal winner of various weight categories were: Nitu (48kg), Jyoti Singh (51kg), Sakshi Chaudhary (54kg), Shashi Chopra (57kg) and Ankushita Boro (64kg).
  • Indian player Neha Yadav (81kg) and Anupama (81kg) was the Bronze medalist.
  • Indian boxer Jyoti also qualified for the Olympics to be held in Buenos Aires.
  • This competition was held for the first time in India.

Reference:     
https://d152tffy3gbaeg.cloudfront.net/2017/10/C74E17.pdf
https://d152tffy3gbaeg.cloudfront.net/2017/10/C75WW81.pdf
https://d152tffy3gbaeg.cloudfront.net/2017/10/C75WW82.pdf

AIBA Youth Women's World Boxing Championship

AIBA Young Women’s World Boxing Championship-2017

Question: Which of the following is the mascot of AIBA Young Women’s World Boxing organizing in Guwahati in November, 2017?
(a) Huppy
(b) Dumpy
(c) Guppy
(d) Sumpy
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • The Indian Boxing Federation (BFI) released the official song, logo and mascot of the first AIBA Youth Woman World Boxing Championships. (November 6, 2017)
  • The famous one-horned rhinoceros (female) of Assam has been made an official mascot, which has been named GUPPY.
  • It symbolizes strength and patience.
  • The official song of the championship (Anthem) is ‘Make Some Noise’.
  • Shan has composed the lyrics and it is sung by Kunwar Juneja and Sunidhi Chauhan.
  • This logo consists of two essential elements-the culture of Assam (host state) and the strength of a woman.
  • From 19-26 November, 2017, about 193 boxers from 39 countries will participate in this competition in Guwahati, Assam.
  • India hosted the Senior Women’s World Championship in 2006.
  • Indian women boxers Mary Kom, Shiv Thapa and Zubin Garg are the brand ambassadors of AIBA for this championship.

Reference:
https://www.aiba.org/blog/30-days-go-2017-aiba-womens-youth-world-championships-begin-guwahati-19-november/
http://www.india.com/sports/2017-aiba-youth-womens-world-boxing-championship-logo-mascot-unveiled-2606730/
https://sports.ndtv.com/boxing/assam-set-to-host-aiba-youth-womens-world-boxing-championship-1771987
http://hindi.firstpost.com/sports/others/logo-song-and-mascot-all-set-for-the-youth-women-boxing-world-championship-sks-65162.html

Asian Women's Boxing Championships 2017

ASBC Asian Women’s boxing championship

Question: M.C. Mary Kom in the recently concluded ASBC Asian Women’s boxing championship won the gold medal. How many gold medals have Mary Kom won in the Asian boxing championship?
(a) Three
(b) Five
(c) Seven
(d) Nine
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • ASBC Asian Female Boxing Championship, 2017 Ho Chi Minh, completed in Vietnam. (November 2-8, 2017)
  • Five-time world champion and famous Indian woman boxer by the nickname ‘Magnificent Mary’ MC Mary Kom won the gold medal for the fifth time in this championship.
  • In the final of 48 kg weight class, Mary defeated Kim Hyang Mi of North Korea 5-0.
  • This is Mary’s first medal in the Light flyweight 48 kg weight category.
  • India won a total of 7 medals (1 gold, 1 silver, 5 bronze) in the championship.
  • Mary Kom became the world’s first boxer to win 5 gold medals in the Asian Championships.
  • She participated in Asian boxing 6 times and reached the final every time.
  • 5 times she won gold medal and won the silver medal in Guwahati in the year 2008.
  • The International Boxing Association gave her the nickname ‘Magnificent Mary’ in 2010.
  • 35-year-old Mary Kom is also the Rajya Sabha MP and Government Supervisor of Boxing in India.
  • She got the Arjuna Award in 2003, the Padma Shri in 2006, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2009 and the Padma Bhushan in 2013.
  • Other medal winners in the championship
  • Sonia Lather (57kg) – Silver
  • Shiksha (54kg) – Bronze
  • Priyanka Chaudhary (60kg) Bronze
  • Lashram Sarita Devi (64kg) Bronze
  • Lavina Borgohein (69kg) – Bronze
  • Seema Punia (81+kg) – Bronze
  • Chief Coach-Shiv Singh
  • The best boxer award for the championship was given to Lin Yu Ting (Chinese Taipei).

Reference:
http://www.asbcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/medal-by-weight.pdf
http://www.asbcnews.org/chinese-taipeis-lin-yu-ting-won-the-best-boxer-trophy-in-the-asbc-asian-confederation-womens-boxing-championships/
http://epaper.livehindustan.com/epaper/Delhi-NCR/Delhi-NCR/2017-11-9/1/Page-18.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Kom
http://www.hindustantimes.com/other-sports/mary-kom-makes-history-with-asian-boxing-championships-gold-in-vietnam/story-zhaQuh25MXRYmzlo8ydN8N.html
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/sports/in-other-news/081117/mc-mary-kom-wins-5th-gold-at-asian-womens-boxing-championships-1st-in-48kg-category.html
http://www.thehindu.com/sport/other-sports/mary-kom-strikes-gold-at-asian-championships/article20003203.ece

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