The Mary Kom

BIOGRAPHY

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Real Name :- Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte

Nickname :- Mary Kom, Magnificent Mary

Profession :- Indian boxer

Date of Birth :- 1 March 1983

Age (as in 2017) :- 34 Years

Birth Place :- Kangathei, Manipur, India

Zodiac sign :- Pisces

Nationality :- Indian

Hometown :-  Kangathei, Manipur, India

School :- Loktak Christian Model High School at Moirang

St. Xavier Catholic School, Moirang

Education Qualifications :- Graduate

Religion :- Hindu

Father :- Mangte Tonpa Kom

Mother :- Mangte Akham Kom

Marital Status : Married

Husband : Karung Onkholer Kom

Money Factor

Net Worth: ₹3.32 crore

Hobbies :- Travelling

Height : 5′ 2″

Weight : 51 Kg

Body measurement: 33-24-34

Eye Colour : Black

Hair Colour : Black

Boxing Coach/Mentor:-

Gopal Devang, M. Narjit Singh, Charles Atkinson, Rongmei Josiah.

Records (main ones)

  • Her first career win came in 2000 when she won the Best Boxer Award at the First State Level Invitation at the women’s boxing championship in Manipur.
  • In 2008, she participated at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship in India where she won a silver medal.
  • In Kazakhstan Mary won the gold medal at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship in 2010.
  • In 2012, women’s boxing featured as an Olympic sport in the Summer Olympics in London for the first time. Mary did succeed in securing a place at the events and won a bronze medal.
  • In 2014 Asian Games, held in Incheon, South Korea, she won a Gold Medal in Flyweight category.

Mary Kom with her Husband

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Mary Kom with her children

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Mary Kom with her family

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Some lesser known facts :-

  • Mary Kom is a high school dropout though. Mary Kom later on finished her schooling through alternative ways and even completed her graduation.
  • Her biggest inspiration was Dingko Singh who won the gold medal in boxing in 1998 Asian Games.
  • As a young girl she faced vehement opposition from her parents regarding her choice of a career as a boxer.
  • Mary Kom  is the only Indian female boxer to qualify for, and win a medal in the Olympics.
  • Mary Kom is the only female boxer to win a medal in six consecutive world championships.
  • Mary Kom is the first Indian woman boxer to win a gold medal in the Asian Games.
  • Mary Kom, along with Sanjay and Harshit Jain, bore the Queen’s Baton in the opening ceremony run in the stadium for the 2010 Commonwealth Games of Delhi.
  • Mary Kom is the first amateur athlete to win the Padma Bhushan.
  • Mary Kom is the first amateur to surpass several professional athletes in India in earnings, endorsements and awards.

 

 

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