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Mary Kom is an Indian Olympic boxer, who hails from Manipur. She is the only women who became the World Amateur Boxing Champion six times and she is the only women boxer who has won the medal in one of the seven world championships. Moreover, Mary Kom is the only women boxer qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics, who competed in flyweight of 51 kg category and won the bronze medal. Check out below for Mary Kom Wiki, Biography, Age, Matches, Family, Images and more.

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Mary Kom Early Life and Career

Mary Kom was born on 1 March 1983 in Kangathei, Manipur, India. Mary Kom family is now residing in Kangathei, Manipur, India. Her father name is Mangte Tonpa Kom and her mother name is Mangte Akham Kom and her parents were tenant farmers worked in jhum fields. She has two siblings, a brother and a sister. She did her schooling in Loktak Christian Model High School (Up to VI), St. Xavier Catholic School, Moirang, (Up to class VIII) and Adimjati High School, Imphal (class IX and X). She finished her graduation in Churachandpur College, Manipur. Her father was a keen wrestler during his younger days. While studying class VIII, she was interested in athletics, especially on the javelin and 400 meters running. She was unable to pass her Xth Matriculation exam, so she quit studying. Later, she wrote an exam to join in NIOS, Imphal. In that sports school, she has participated in all types of sports like volleyball, football and athletics.

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In the year 2000, Mary Kom switched from athletics to boxing and got trained under K. Kosana Meitei, who was her first coach. After that, she got trained under Manipur State Boxing Coach M. Narjit Singh at Khuman Lampak, Imphal. After three years, she married Karong Onkholer Kom on March 2005. The couple has three children namely Khupneivar KomRechungvar Kom and Prince Chungthanglen Kom. After marriage, she took a short break from boxing and started her training after giving birth to two children. In 2008 Asian Women’s Boxing Championship in India, she won the silver medal and a fourth successive gold medal at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship held at China. Following the success, she again won the gold medal at the 2009 Asian Indoor Games in Vietnam.

In the year 2014, Mary Kom won the first Gold Medal at the Asian Games held at Incheon, South Korea by defeating Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova in the flyweight of 51 kg summit clash. In 2017, she grabbed her fifth gold medal on 48 Kg at ASBC Asian Confederation women’s boxing championships in Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam. In the year 2018, Mary Kom became the first women to win 6 World Championships. She achieved this at the 10th AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships held in New Delhi. She usually fought in 46 and 48 kg categories, later she shifted to 51 kg category because the world body decided to allow women’s boxing in only three weight categories and eliminating the lower weight classes.

In 2012 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship, Mary Kom not only fought for the championship but for her place at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. It is the first time women’s boxing had become an Olympic sport. In that, she was defeated by Nicola Adams at 51 kg semi-finals. In that match, she grabbed the bronze medal being the only Indian women qualified for the boxing event. In the 2012 Summer Olympics, once again she won the bronze medal. In the year 2016, Mary Kom was keen on representing India at the 2016 Rio Olympics but she was not able to qualify for the event. She is continuing her training for the same to appear in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Mary Kom Biography

Name Mary Kom
Real Name Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom
Nickname Mary, Magnificent Mary
Profession Indian Boxer
Date of Birth 1 March 1983
Age 35 (as of November 2018)
Zodiac sign Pisces
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight 48 kg
Father Name Mangte Tonpa Kom
Mother Name Mangte Akham Kom
Siblings Yet to be Updated
Religion Hindu
Educational Qualification Yet to be updated
School
  • Loktak Christian Model High School (Up to VI)
  • St. Xavier Catholic School, Moirang, (Up to class VIII)
  • Adimjati High School, Imphal (class IX and X)
College Churachandpur College, Manipur
Hobbies Boxing and Running
Hometown Kangathei, Manipur, India
Nationality Indian
Married Yes
Husband Name Karong Onkholer Kom
Affairs/Boyfriends NA
Children Khupneivar Kom, Rechungvar Kom,  Prince Chungthanglen Kom.
Current City Kangathei, Manipur, India

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Achievements

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Year Place Weight Competition Location
2001 2 48 AIBA Women’s World Championships Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
2002 1 45 AIBA Women’s World Championships Antalya, Turkey
2002 1 45 Witch Cup Pécs, Hungary
2003 1 46 Asian Women’s Championships Hisar, India
2004 1 41 Women’s World Cup Tønsberg, Norway
2005 1 46 Asian Women’s Championships Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2005 1 46 AIBA Women’s World Championships Podolsk, Russia
2006 1 46 AIBA Women’s World Championships New Delhi, India
2006 1 46 Venus Women’s Box Cup Vejle, Denmark
2008 1 46 AIBA Women’s World Championships Ningbo, China
2008 2 46 Asian Women’s Championships Guwahati, India
2009 1 46 Asian Indoor Games Hanoi, Vietnam
2010 1 48 AIBA Women’s World Championships Bridgetown, Barbados
2010 1 46 Asian Women’s Championships Astana, Kazakhstan
2010 3 51 Asian Games Guangzhou, China
2011 1 48 Asian Women’s Cup Haikou, China
2012 1 41 Asian Women’s Championships Ulan Bator, Mongolia
2012 3 51 Summer Olympics London, United Kingdom
2014 1 51 Asian Games Incheon, South Korea
2017 1 48 Asian Women’s Championships Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2018 1 45-48 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
2018 1 45-48 AIBA Women’s World Championships New Delhi, India

National

  • Gold – 1st Women Nat. Boxing Championship, Chennai 6–12.2.2001
  • The East Open Boxing Champ, Bengal 11–14 December 2001
  • 2nd Sr World Women Boxing Championship, New Delhi 26–30 December 2001
  • National Women Sort Meet, N. Delhi 26–30 December 2001
  • 32nd National Games, Hyderabad 2002
  • 3rd Sr World Women Boxing Champ, Aizawl 4–8.3.2003
  • 4th Sr WWBC, Kokrajar, Assam 24–28 February 2004
  • 5th Sr WWBC, Kerala 26–30 December 2004
  • 6th Sr WWBC, Jamshedpur 29 November-3.12.2005
  • 10th WNBC, Jamshedpur lost QF by 1–4 on 5 October 2009

Awards

  • The International Boxing Association (AIBA) awarded Mary Kom with the first AIBA Legends awards for “promising boxing career”
  • The International Boxing Association (AIBA) announced Mary Kom as the brand ambassador for 2016 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships
  • Padma Bhushan (Sports), 2013
  • Arjuna Award (Boxing), 2003
  • Padma Shri (Sports), 2006
  • Contender for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, 2007
  • People of the Year- Limca Book of Records, 2007
  • CNN-IBN & Reliance Industries’ Real Heroes Award 14.4. 2008 Mon
  • Pepsi MTV Youth Icon 2008
  • ‘Magnificent Mary’, AIBA 2008
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, 2009
  • International Boxing Association’s Ambassador for Women’s Boxing 2009 (TSE 30 July 2009 Thur)
  • Sportswoman of the year 2010, Sahara Sports Award

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