Mary Kom overcame some stiff resistance to beat promising Nikhat Zareen in a split decision to enter the women's 51kg category final, while the men pugilists dominated the ring by making it an all-Indian gold-medal clash in seven categories in the India Open here Thursday.
Mary Kom has spent close to two decades slugging it out in the ring but even at 36 one of the most decorated women boxers in the amateur game has no intention of quitting before she gets a chance to land the ultimate prize in Tokyo next year.
2014 was a remarkable year for India. From launching the Mars Mission to child right activist Kailash Satyarthi winning the Nobel peace prize, we made news for all the right reasons. Here is a look at some personalities who made India proud in the current year.