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Mary Kom

BornMarch 1, 1983

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.
Strandja Memorial 2018: Mary Kom advances to finals, Meenakumari Devi settles for bronze
Strandja Memorial 2018: Mary Kom advances to finals, Meenakumari Devi settles for bronze
Vikas Krishan (75 kg), Satish Kumar (+91 kg) and Gaurav Solanki also assured themselves of a bronze.
Mary, Sarita, 2 others in semis of Strandja Memorial boxing
Mary, Sarita, 2 others in semis of Strandja Memorial boxing
An update on the results of Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament taking place in Bulgaria.
Mary Kom advances to semis in Strandja Memorial
Mary Kom advances to semis in Strandja Memorial
Mary Kom relied on her sharper reflexes to outwit Steluta
IOC raises concerns over inclusion of boxing in 2020 Tokyo Olympics
IOC raises concerns over inclusion of boxing in 2020 Tokyo Olympics
IOC may remove boxing from 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
Mary Kom striving hard to help aspiring boxers achieve their dreams
Mary Kom striving hard to help aspiring boxers achieve their dreams
The legendary boxer is continuing to expand her regional academy in Imphal.
Mary Kom strikes gold at India Open boxing tournament
Mary Kom strikes gold at India Open boxing tournament
Mary Kom defeated Filipino Josie Gabuco.
Pinki Jangra into the final at India Open International Boxing tournament
Pinki Jangra into the final at India Open International Boxing tournament
Pinki Jangra has gone all the way to the finals of the India Open
India Open boxing: Mary Kom in final, Shiva upstaged in semis
India Open boxing: Mary Kom in final, Shiva upstaged in semis
Seeded 12th, Mary Kom (48kg) was up against a rather gritty Mongolian Altansetseg Lutsaikhan.
Good day in the ring: Shiva, Mary Kom enter semis at Indian Open
Good day in the ring: Shiva, Mary Kom enter semis at Indian Open
Seeded 12th, five-time world and Asian champion Mary Kom had no trouble in overwhelming compatriot K Bina Devi.
Injured Mary Kom to skip Women's Nationals, Sarita top draw
Injured Mary Kom to skip Women's Nationals, Sarita top draw
Five-time World Champion MC Mary Kom will miss the Elite Women's National Boxing Championship.
It's make or break for Indian boxers in 2018
It's make or break for Indian boxers in 2018
A closer look at the chances of the Indian boxers in the coming year.
It's now or never for M C Mary Kom
It's now or never for M C Mary Kom
An analysis of Mary Kom's chances in 2018
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.
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