Mary Kom

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Mary Kom in 2011

Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom (b. 1 March 1983) is an Indian boxer. Kom is a member of the Kom tribe of north-east India. She was born in Kangathei, Churachandpur, Manipur.

Since childhood, Kom has liked athletics boxing and was good at them. She became interested in boxing after watching Dingko Singh in 2000. That same year, she began training with M. Narjit Singh (Manipur State Boxing Coach) at Khuman Lampak, Imphal.

Kom has won the World Boxing championship five times in a row. She is the only woman to get a medal and trophy in all six world championships.[1] She is also the only Indian woman to qualify for boxing in the 2012 London Olympics. At the 2013 Games, she competed in the flyweight category 51kg and won a bronze medal.[2] She had also been ranked as No. 1 AIBA World Women's Ranking Light Flyweight category.[3][4]

Personal life[change | change source]

Kom is married to K Onler Kom. They have twin sons named Rechungvar and Khupneivar. She lives with her family in Manipur.

References[change | change source]

  1. I see India. "Magnificent Mary". On Mary Kom. I see India. Archived from the original on 22 May 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  2. "Olympics: Mary Kom loses SF 6-11, wins bronze". IBN Live. Archived from the original on 8 October 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  3. "AIBA World Women's Ranking". AIBA. Archived from the original on 29 May 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  4. Women's Light Fly (45 - 48kg) Rankings Archived 2018-11-25 at the Wayback Machine (November 2020). International Boxing Association