ASBC Asian Women’s boxing championship

Asian Women's Boxing Championships 2017

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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