India’s pride Mary Kom climbs to number one in World Rankings

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India’s pride Mary Kom has climbed to the number one spot in AIBA’s latest world rankings after enjoying a splendid 2018. In the previous calendar year, “Magnificient Mary” clinched her sixth World Boxing Championships title and a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the light flyweight category.

The numero uno spot should boost her confidence and help her medal ambitions in the Tokyo Olympics
The numero uno spot should boost her confidence and help her medal ambitions in the Tokyo Olympics

With a cumulative 1700 points, Mary Kom leads the 48-kg weight division chart. In the 51kg weight category, Pinki Jagra is placed on the eighth spot. Manisha Maun sits on the same position in the 54kg weight category.

Despite not enjoying the best of her form in 2018, Sonia Lather stayed in the second spot in the 57kg category. Sonia Chahal, who won the silver medal in the World Boxing Championships in New Delhi in the same category, surprisingly isn’t listed yet.

Priyanka Chaudhary, ranked 18, is the only Indian in the top 20 of the 60kg category. Bronze medallist in the 64kg category in the World Boxing Championships, Simranjeet Kaur maintained her fourth spot.

Moving on to the 69kg category, Lovlina Borgohain consolidated her fifth spot whereas Saveety Bora is ranked 19th in the 75kg category. In the 81kg weight category, Kachari Bhagyabati sits in the seventh position in the pecking order whereas Pooja Rani is ranked 17. Seema Poonia is the only Indian in the sixth position in the 81+kg weight category.