She was defeated in the 51 kg semi-finals by Nicola Adams of the United Kingdom, although she did earn a bronze medal. Laishram Sarita Devi was the only Indian woman to qualify for the boxing event, just missing out on a spot in the 60 kg division. Kom traveled to London with her mum. Kom's father died when she was young, and her mother could not afford to bring her back home. Kom lived in an orphanage until she was 18 years old.
After graduating from college, Kom started working with an oil company in India. She saved her money and in 2004, she went to the United States to train as a boxer. It took her five years to reach the Olympic stage, but once there, she made some serious noise. At age 33, she became the second-youngest boxer to make it to the quarter-finals after Kim Ji-yun from South Korea. However, she was defeated by a more experienced opponent in the semis. Despite this loss, Kom said it was an experience that she will never forget.
In 2007, she married Anand Singh, a fellow Indian boxer. The two met while they were competing at the Asian Games, where he won a silver medal and she earned a bronze. They have one son together named Devansh. In 2008, Kom competed at the Beijing Olympics, but she was stopped in her first round match by China's Wang Lin.
Mary Kom was defeated by Nicol Adams in the semi-finals with a score of 6-11, settling for a bronze medal. In all four rounds, the Manipur mother of two was comprehensively out-boxed by her opponent. She gave it her all and was pleased to take bronze, becoming the first Indian female boxer to win an Olympic medal. Mary Kom was born in Imphal, Manipur.
Olympic medalists from India in London in 2012. 4 On August 8, 2012, Mary Kom earned a bronze medal in the women's flyweight boxing event, becoming the third Indian woman to win an individual medal in the Olympics. Mary Kom was defeated by Nicol Adams in the semi-finals with a score of 6-11, settling for a bronze medal.
Mary Kom, an Indian boxing champion?
Sakshi is a freestyle wrestler who won bronze for India at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The rest of the information is provided below. Karnam Malleswari was the first Indian woman to earn an Olympic medal, taking bronze in weightlifting in the Women's 69 kg division in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
She also holds the record for the longest wrestling match at the Olympics, lasting 1 hour, 3 minutes and 43 seconds between her and Zhang Xiaoyan of China in the semi-final of the women's 57 kg category at the 2008 Beijing Games. Sakshi Malik has since broken this record with her 12-11 victory over Anett Schutting of Netherlands in the same tournament.
In addition to her Olympic bronze, she has three other medals from various international competitions: one gold, one silver and one bronze.
She made her international debut in 2001 and has been consistently ranked among the top wrestlers in the world. She owns the Indian national flag after winning the gold medal in the women's 48 kg class at the 2004 Athens Games.
She also holds the record for the fastest elimination round when she defeated France's Marie-Eve Nguelef in just two minutes and fifty-nine seconds to qualify for the quarter-finals of the women's 52 kg class at the 2008 Beijing Games. In the same competition, she lost to Zhang in the quarter-finals but still managed to finish fourth overall.
Sakshi Malik is ranked first. Sakshi Malik of Haryana became the first Indian women wrestler to win an Olympic gold on this day. Karnam, Malleswari Karnam Malleshwari, dubbed the "sports daughter of India," has played a vital role in putting Indian women on the international sports map. Mary Kom is ranked third. Saina Nehwal is ranked fourth. P.V. Sindhu....
|Silver||Saikhom Mirabai Chanu||Women’s 49 kg|
|Silver||Ravi Kumar Dahiya||Men’s freestyle 57 kg|
|Bronze||P. V. Sindhu||Women’s singles|
|Bronze||Lovlina Borgohain||Women’s welterweight|
So far, seven (7) Indian women have won Olympic medals, and their names are as follows: -Karnam Malleswari, Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu, L Sarita Devi, Jwala.
Of these seven (7) athletes, three (3) have won gold medals and four (4) have won silver medals. The oldest woman winner of an Olympic medal was India's own Milkha Singh who took home the gold in wrestling at the 1948 London Summer Games. He had earlier won a bronze in 1936 Berlin Games.
The youngest woman winner of an Olympic medal is 19-year-old Indian pugilist Mary Kom. She won a gold medal in the 48 kg category at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. This makes her the first woman boxer from India to win an Olympic medal.
India has been doing well in sports in general and athletics in particular. In 2012, India ranked third in the number of athletes participating in the Games with 463 athletes. Only Russia (986) and China (1 050) were ahead of us.
Out of this number, only one athlete, Saurav Ghosal (table tennis), has won a gold medal so far.
Geeta Phogat won gold in 55kg women's wrestling at the Commonwealth Games in 2010. She was India's first female wrestler to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal, and she was also the first Indian female wrestler to qualify for the Olympic Summer Games. Phogat defeated England's Oksana Chusovitina in the final by technical superiority (10-0). The match lasted only 1 minute and 50 seconds as per the rules of the game.
Phogat had been India's sole representative at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but she did not progress beyond the group stage. At the World Wrestling Championships in 2009, she became the first Indian woman to clinch a world title when she beat France's Hélène Sainz by fall in the final round to claim the gold medal. Phogat is currently ranked number one in the world by the International Federation of Associated Wrestling (FILA).
She received national acclaim for her victory over Chusovitina, who was considered one of the favorites to win the gold medal. Phogat has also earned praise for her role model activities outside the ring including work with underprivileged children through her organization Geetah School.
Phogat was born on January 4, 1987 in Jhajjar district, Haryana state.