Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte
|Date of Birth||
March 1, 1983
Women's Boxing, 46 kg, 48 kg, 51 kg Weight Category
L. lbomcha Singh, M. Narjit Singh, Anoop Kumar, Pranamika Borah, Sagar Mal Dhayal, Shiv Singh, Chhote Yadav
Mary Kom is an Indian Olympian boxer, who turned and started representing her country since 2001. She is six-time Worlds Amateur Boxing Champion, which is a record itself. She has won a medal in each one of the seven world championships and made a new record in the history of women world boxing.
Mary came from a poor Indian family and lived in a village in her starting days. She got interested in athletics during her school days and took participate in every category of sports at that time. In 2000, the success of Indian boxer Dingko Singh inspired her to switch his focus from athletics to boxing. She started her domestic boxing career with the State Boxing Championship in 2000 and international career through the Women’s World Amateur Boxing Championship in 2001.
In the Summer Olympics of 2012, she has shown the most impactful performance and became a world’ famous boxer instantly. She became the only woman boxer to qualify from India for the Olympics at that time and won bronze for her country. She has fought in 46 kg category, later shifted into 48 kg and then 51 kg category after the world body declared the women’s boxing in only three weight categories.
She is happily married to a footballer Karong Onler Kom and has three sons with him. Currently, she is preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to add some more victory feathers in her winner crown. Apart from boxing, she has interest in Volleyball, football, athletics and wrestling.
(as Compiled by Madhushree Das Ghosh)
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|Achievements/Records Associated With||
Academy: Mary Kom Boxing Academy