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Mary Kom

"People used to say that boxing is for men and not for women and I thought I will show them someday. I promised myself and I proved myself."

                                              -Mary Kom

Mary Kom is the pride of India and a real example for those who believe that women only look good in the kitchen. She is an Indian boxer who makes the country proud with her spectacular achievements. She is an Olympic medalist and her fans titled Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom as 'Magnificent Mary' for her outstanding performances.

Mary Kom created history by becoming the only woman boxer who holds the title of World Amateur Boxing Champion for a record six times. She is the only woman from India who qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics and win the bronze medal. Moreover, she is the first Indian woman boxer to win a Gold Medal in the Asian Games (2014) in South Korea as well as at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The achievement list of Mary Kom is so great. Her each achievement is out of the blue. She is also a five-time Asian Amateur Boxing Champion. She is the recipient of Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjun Award for Boxing, etc

Mary Kom Personal and Professional Life Facts -

- Mary Kom was born on 1 March 1983 in Kangathei, Manipur, India

- She married to K Onler Kom (ex-football player) and have three sons Rechungvar Kom, Khupneivar Kom and Prince Chungthanglen Kom

- She was inspired to take up boxing by Manipur boxer Dingko Singh when he won a gold medal at Asian Games in 1998

- She received the title of “Meethoileima” (great or exceptional lady) by Manipur government for her achievements in the boxing

- Director Omung Kumar, directed a movie on her life starred Priyanka Chopra in 2014