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Mary Kom Biography

Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom revered as Magnificient Mary or simply as Mary Kom, is a Manipurian boxer from India. Born to parents who earned their livelihood by working in jhum fileds, Mary grew up helping her parents in the fields, cutting woods, making charcoal, fishing and babysitting her siblings. Mary showed promise in athletics from a very young age but lacked the support required to nourish the talent. Her first public victory in boxing came in the year 2000 when she won the Manipur state women's boxing championship. Her international debut was at the first AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship in the United States, where she won a silver medal in the 48 kg weight category. She followed this with a gold medal in the 45 kg class at the second AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship in Turkey in 2002. In 2003, Kom took home another medal at the Asian Women's Boxing Championship in India, and was awarded the national Arjuna Award for outstanding sporting achievement. She won gold medals in three consecutive years (2004-2006) at separate international boxing events. Two years later she won the fourth successive gold medal at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship in China, followed by a fifth one at the 2009 Asian Indoor Games in Vietnam. In 2010, Kom won the gold medal at the Asian Women's Boxing Championship in Kazakhstan and her fifth consecutive gold at the AIBA championship. In 2012, she competed in the women's boxing event in the Summer Olympics, coming in third and garnering her first Olympic medal. SportsPro has rated Mary Kom as the 38th most remarkable athlete in the world. In order to honour the boxer, the lane routing to Manipur Sports Village has been named as Mary Kom Road.

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Mary Kom resigns as boxing's national observer
Mary Kom resigns as boxing's national observer
The 35-year-old Olympic bronze-medallist was among 12 national observers appointed by the then Sports Minister Vijay Goel in March.
AIBA Women's Youth Boxing Championship off to colourful start
AIBA Women's Youth Boxing Championship off to colourful start
The opening day of the tournament featured quite a few upset results.
Interview: "New boxing league likely to start in June 2018," says BFI President Ajay Singh
Interview: "New boxing league likely to start in June 2018," says BFI President Ajay Singh
The Boxing Federation of India president spoke to Sportskeeda in an exclusive interview.
Interview: "CWG medal missing from my cabinet," says MC Mary Kom
Interview: "CWG medal missing from my cabinet," says MC Mary Kom
Job at the Asian Championships done, the 34-year-old Manipuri boxer now targets the elusive CWG medal.
Against all odds: Saina Nehwal and MC Mary Kom
Against all odds: Saina Nehwal and MC Mary Kom
The perseverant brilliance of Saina Nehwal and Mary Kom has inspired an entire generation.
Commonwealth Games is my next target: Mary Kom
Commonwealth Games is my next target: Mary Kom
The boxer won her fifth Asian Championship title on Wednesday.
Elated at your accomplishment, PM to Mary Kom
Elated at your accomplishment, PM to Mary Kom
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated boxer M C Mary Kom for clinching a historic fifth gold medal.
Every one of my medals is a story of struggle: Mary Kom
Every one of my medals is a story of struggle: Mary Kom
The boxer picked up her fifth Asian Championships title on Wednesday.
'Magnificent Mary' claims historic fifth gold at Asian C'ships
'Magnificent Mary' claims historic fifth gold at Asian C'ships
The five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist Mary Kom prevailed in a unanimous 5-0 verdict.
2017 Asian Boxing Championships: Mary Kom and Sonia Lather in final; 5 others clinch bronze medals
2017 Asian Boxing Championships: Mary Kom and Sonia Lather in final; 5 others clinch bronze medals
Mary Kom defeated Japan's Tsubasa Komura in an unanimous 5-0 verdict to reach the final.
Mary Kom, Sonia in final; 5 others end with bronze at Asian boxing
Mary Kom, Sonia in final; 5 others end with bronze at Asian boxing
The former Olympic bronze-medallist returned to her preferred weight category after five years of competing in 51kg.
Mary Kom, Sonia enter Asian Championships final
Mary Kom, Sonia enter Asian Championships final
Mary Kom is on course for a 5th Asian Boxing Championship title.
'Magnificent Mary' enters Asian Championships final
'Magnificent Mary' enters Asian Championships final
Mary Kom defeated Japan's Tsubasa Komura in a unanimous 5-0 verdict.
'Mary Kom' punching to glory on Assam's mobile theatre arena
'Mary Kom' punching to glory on Assam's mobile theatre arena
Every year, theatre aficionados of Assam wait with bated breath for the surprise packages each company has up their sleeves.
Mary Kom, Sarita Devi in Asian Championships squad
Mary Kom, Sarita Devi in Asian Championships squad
The marquee continental event is scheduled from November 2 to 11 in the Ho Chi Minh City.
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