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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, 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.
Mary Kom to be AIBA representative at IOC athletes' forum
Mary Kom to be AIBA representative at IOC athletes' forum
She will be the first Indian to take part in the event.
India to host Boxing World Championships in 2018 and 2021
India to host Boxing World Championships in 2018 and 2021
India will host the Men's World Championship for the first time.
Top 10 Indian sportswomen
Top 10 Indian sportswomen
Taking a look at the top 10 Indian sportswomen on International Women's Day.
Mary Kom - The journey of India's boxing hero
Mary Kom - The journey of India's boxing hero
A look at the remarkable life of Mary Kom on her 34th birthday.
DD Sports gears up for films on Indian Olympians
DD Sports gears up for films on Indian Olympians
DD Sports is looking to commission films on Sindhu, Paes, Mary Kom and others and has set aside a budget of Rs 12 crore.
Hope more families support girls to enter sports: Phogat sisters of 'Dangal' fame (IANS Interview)
Hope more families support girls to enter sports: Phogat sisters of 'Dangal' fame (IANS Interview)
Government slams IOA as Chautala remains defiant (Roundup)
Government slams IOA as Chautala remains defiant (Roundup)
Will decline IOA post only if IOC says so: Chautala
Will decline IOA post only if IOC says so: Chautala
Mary Kom set for return; targeting Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Mary Kom set for return; targeting Tokyo 2020 Olympics
The legendary Indian boxer intends to win the gold at the 2020 Olympics.
Boxer Mary Kom to return to 48kg category
Boxer Mary Kom to return to 48kg category
Boxer Mary Kom to return to 48kg category
Boxer Mary Kom to return to 48kg category
AIBA to confer Legends award on Mary Kom
AIBA to confer Legends award on Mary Kom
MC Mary Kom receives 'Legends Award' by AIBA on its 70th Anniversary in Switzerland
MC Mary Kom receives 'Legends Award' by AIBA on its 70th Anniversary in Switzerland
The boxer feels that this recognition from AIBA will boost morale of female boxers in our country.
Interview with MC Mary Kom: "I intend to return for Tokyo 2020!"
Interview with MC Mary Kom: "I intend to return for Tokyo 2020!"
The Olympic bronze medal winner was in Bengaluru to promote the city's Midnight Marathon.
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