Profile of Mary Kom: The Boxing Legend

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Mary Kom has been conferred by AIBA the Legends Award’ on its 70th anniversary in 2016. She is considered an icon at international level in the field of Women’s Boxing. With record 5 consecutive World Championships in 48 kg, her achievements rising from the dust has been a motivation for aspirants of different sports across the globe. Now, her target is to win first individual Gold for India in the Asian Games 2014. She has switched to the 51 kg women’s category before London Olympics 2012. For the first time her position in Indian team was challenged as she failed to qualify for Indian CWG 2014 team, but has returned to the Asian Games 2014 team after defeating her competitor Pinki, who won Bronze medal in the CWG.

Initially being interested in athletics, to support her family she joined the SAI Boxing coaching in Imphal. Despite some personal setbacks, she has made a successful return.

Personal Fact File
A Hindi Film is made on her life, released in 2014.
Her autobiography “Unbreakable” was published in 2013 by Harper Collins.

    Full Name: Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom
    DOB: 1st March, 1983
    Birth Place: Samulamlan Village, P.O. Moirang, Manipur, India
    Parents: Mangte Tonpa Kom (Father) and Mangte Akham Kom (Mother)
    Coaches: Shri. Narjit Singh and Shri. Kishan Singh

She is one of the five Brand Ambassador for Commonwealth Games 2010. Manipur Government has appreciated her achievements. After offering her post of sub-inspector in 2005, promoting her to Inspector’s post in 2008, now, in 2010, she has been made the Deputy Superintendent of Police. She has also been given a free of cost house in the National Games Village.

To encourage boxing in the country, she has decided to open her own Coaching Institute. The 2010-2011 session of M.C. Mary Kom Boxing Academy started from 16th of August, 2010.

International Winners

    2014 Gold Asian Games
    2012 Bronze Olympics, London
    2012 Winner Asian Women’s Championships, Mongolia
    2011 Winner Asia Women’s Cup, China
    2010 3rd Asian Games Guangzhou, China
    2011 Winner Asian Women’s Cup Haikou, China
    2012 Winner Asian Women’s Championships Ulan Bator, Mongolia
    2010 Gold 6th World Women Boxing Championship, Barbados
    2010 Gold 5th Asian Women’s Boxing Championship, Kazakhstan
    2009 Gold Indoor Asian Games, Vietnam
    2009 Gold Indo- Sweden Dual Match Boxing Tournament, Sweden
    2008 Gold 5th World Women Boxing Championship, China
    2006 Gold 4th World Women Boxing Championship, India
    2006 Gold Vijle Women BOX Tournament, Denmark
    2006 Gold Asian Cadet Boxing Championship, Vietnam
    2005 Gold 3rd World Women Boxing Championship, Russia
    2005 Gold 3rd Asian Women Boxing Championship, Taiwan
    2004 Gold 1st World Women Boxing Tournament, Norway
    2003 Gold 2nd Asian Women Boxing Championship, India
    2003 3 Golds Training Cum Competition, Italy
    2002 Gold 2nd World Women Boxing Championship, Turkey
    2002 Gold 2nd World Women Boxing Championship Antalya Turkey
    2001 Silver 1st World Women Boxing Championship USA

Awards

    2003 Arjuna Award
    2005 Padma Shree Award
    2006 NETV People’s choice awards
    2007 People of the year
    2007Indian Real Heros Awards
    2008 Pepsi MTV Youth icon
    2008 Pepsi MTV Youth Icon
    2008 Magnificient Mary, AIBA
    2008 Felicitation by Zomi Students Federation (ZSF)
    2009 Intl Boxing Association’s Ambassador for Women’s Boxing
    2009 Param Poojaniya Shri Guruji Puruskar
    2009 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards
    2010 Sportsperson of the years, Sahara Sports Award
    2013 Vikram awards by MP Government
    2013 Padma Bhushan
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