Mary Kom becomes new world No.1 in AIBA rankings

File photo of Mary Kom. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 10, 2019, 04.56 PM (IST)

Six-time World Boxing Champion MC Mary Kom on Thursday added another feather to her illustrious cap by attaining number one position in the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) latest world rankings.  

Kom became the most successful boxer in world championships' history after she claimed the 48kg category top honours in New Delhi in November last year. 

In the rankings put out by AIBA, Mary Kom is placed top of the charts in the weight division with 1700 points. 

She will have to jump to 51kg in pursuit of her 2020 Olympic dream as 48kg is not yet included in the Games roster. 

In 2018, Mary Kom picked up gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and a tournament in Poland. She also won a silver at the prestigious Strandja Memorial in Bulgaria.