Amit Panghal: Ranked No 1 for Olympic Qualifiers

Published on February 14, 2020
Current context: Amit Panghal has been ranked number one in the 52-kilogram category for Olympic Qualifiers by IOC's Boxing Task Force rankings on 13th February 2020.
 Amit Panghal: Ranked No 1 for Olympic Qualifiers
  • The 24-year-old Panghal has become the first Indian pugilist in over a decade to achieve the global top position in the category.
  • The list was released by the International Olympic Committee's Boxing Task Force ahead of next month's Olympic Qualifiers.
  • The rankings took into account the last two world championships for both men and women and the continental championships and Games in 2019.
  • Presently, Panghal holds the numero uno position with 420 points.
  • In 2019, he became the first Indian to claim a silver medal at the world championships after notching up a gold at the Asian meet.

Question: 

Q.1 Which sportsperson has recently become the first Indian pugilist in over a decade to be ranked number one in the 52-kilogram category for Olympic Qualifiers by IOC's Boxing Task Force rankings?
a. Amit Panghal
b. Mary Kom
c. Shiva Thapa
d. Vijender Singh

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