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Brief information about Mary Kom
|Name||Mary Kom (मैरी कॉम)|
|Nickname||Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom / Magnificent Marie|
|Date of Birth||01 March 1983|
|Birth Place||Kaithei, Manipur, India|
|Mother & Father Name||Mangte Tonpa Kom / Mangte Akham Kom|
|Achievement||2012 - The first Indian boxer to join the Olympic Games, who received the first medal|
|Profession / Country||Female / Player / India|
Mary Kom (मैरी कॉम)
M. C. Mary Kom, also known as Mary Kom, is an Indian female boxer. And Member of Parliament, Member of Rajya Sabha. She became the first boxer in India to win a gold medal in Asian Games, creating world history on 01 October 2014. She is the only female boxer to become a World Amateur Boxing Champion for a record six times, having won one medal in each of the first seven World Championships, and the only boxer (male or female) to win eight World Championship medals. After his sixth world title in 2018, the Government of Manipur has awarded him the title of "Methoi Lima".
Birth info about Mary Kom
Mary Kom was born on 1 March 1983 in Kangtahi village in Manipur. It belongs to a poor family. His parents, Mangte Tonpa Kom and Mangte Akham Kom, were farmers who worked in jhum fields. Mary was raised in humble surroundings by her parents. She has a younger sister and a younger brother, Mary was the eldest in her family.
Education info of Mary Kom
Mary Kom was born in Kangtahi village in Morang Lamkhai in Churachandpur district of rural Manipur in India. He completed his primary education at Loktak Christian Model School and St. Heavier's School. She went to Adimjati High School, Imphal for further studies but after failing the examination, she left school and then took the examination from National Open School. And then graduated from Churchandpur College which is in Imphal.
Mary Kom Career Info
Mary Kom was interested in athletics since childhood. He left school and then took the exam from the National Open School. In school, Kome participated in all types of sports including volleyball, football and athletics. It was Dingko Singh's success that inspired him to move from athletics to boxing in 2000. He took his first coach K.M. Started training under Kosana Meetei. When she was 15 years old, she trained under Khuman Lampak, Imphal, under Manipur State Boxing Coach M. Narjeet Singh. After winning the State Boxing Championship in the year 2000, Mary Kom became known all over India, this was the biggest achievement of Mary till date. After her marriage, Mary Kom took a short hiatus from boxing. After she and Onler had the first two children, Kom resumed training. She won a silver medal at the 2008 Asian Women's Boxing Championships in India and a fourth consecutive gold at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in China, followed by a gold medal at the 2009 Asian Indoor Games in Vietnam.
In 2010, Kom won a gold medal at the Asian Women's Boxing Championship in Kazakhstan, and at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Barbados, her fifth consecutive gold medal at the championship. AIBA ceased use of the 46 kg class, after which it competed in Barbados in the 48 kg weight class. At the 2010 Asian Games, she competed in the 51kg category and won a bronze medal. In 2011, she won a gold medal in the 48kg category at the Asian Women's Cup in China. On 3 October 2010, he, along with Sanjay and Harshit Jain, had the honor of impressing the Queen's baton at their inaugural ceremony for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. However, she did not compete, as women's boxing was not included in the Commonwealth Games.
She won her first gold medal at the Asian Games held in Incheon, South Korea on 01 October 2014, defeating Zaina Shekerbekova of Kazakhstan at the flyweight (51 kg) summit. On 8 November 2017, she received an unprecedented fifth gold medal (48 kg) at the ASBC Asian Confederation's Women's Boxing Championships held in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. On 24 November 2018, she created history by becoming the first woman to win 6 World Championships, a feat she achieved at the 10th AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships held in New Delhi, India. In October 2019, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) named her as the female representative of the Boxing Athletes Ambassador Group for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. At the 2012 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, Kom was competing not only for the championship but also for a spot in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, the first time women's boxing featured as an Olympic sport. She was defeated in the 51kg semi-finals by Nicola Adams of Britain, but managed to win a bronze medal. She was the only Indian woman to qualify in the boxing event, with Laishram Sarita Devi missing a place in the 60kg category.
Mary Kom Awards and Honors
Priyanka Chopra featured about her life in Mary Kom, a 2014 Hindi language biography film. The film is directed by Omung Kumar and was released on 5 September 2014.
List of Awards and Honors
|Year||Awards and Honors||Awarding Country or Institution|
|2001||Second place, silver medalist||AIBA Women's World Championship|
|2002||First place, gold medalist||AIBA Women's World Championship|
|2002||First place, gold medalist||Asian Women's Championship|
|2003||First place, gold medalist||Women's World Cup|
|2004||First place, gold medalist||Asian Women's Championship|
|2005||First place, gold medalist||AIBA Women's World Championship|
|2005||First place, gold medalist||AIBA Women's World Championship|
|2006||First place, gold medalist||Venus Women's Box Cup|
|2006||First place, gold medalist||AIBA Women's World Championship|
|2008||Second place, silver medalist||Asian Women's Championship|
|2008||First place, gold medalist||Asian Indoor Games|
|2009||First place, gold medalist||AIBA Women's World Championship|
|2010||First place, gold medalist||Asian Women's Championship|
|2010||Third place, bronze medalist||Asian games|
|2010||First place, gold medalist||Asian Women's Cup|
|2011||First place, gold medalist||Asian Women's Championship|
|2012||Third place, bronze medalist||summer Olympics|
|2012||First place, gold medalist||Asian games|
|2014||First place, gold medalist||Asian Women's Championship|
|2017||First place, gold medalist||Commonwealth Games|
|2018||First place, gold medalist||AIBA Women's World Championship|
|2018||Third place, bronze medalist||2019 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship|
|2020||Padma Vibhushan||Indian government|
|2013||Padma Bhushan||Indian government|
|2009||Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award||Indian government|
|2006||Padma Shri||Indian government|
|2003||Arjuna Award||Indian government|