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Mary Kom

Name Mary Kom
Birth Name Mangte Chungneijang Mary kom
Nick names MC Mary Kom, Magnificent Mary, Merykom, Queen Mary
Date of Birth 1st March 1983
Place of Birth Kangathei, Manipur, India
Nationality Indian
Height 5' 2"
Weight 51 Kg
Languages known Manipuri, English
Family Father – Mangte Tonpa Kom
Mother – Mangte Akham Kom
Brother – Mangte Khupreng Kom
Sister – Mangte Ahan Kom
Husband – K Onler Kom
Sons – Rechungvar, Khupneivar
Education School:
* Loktak Christian Model High School, Moirang.
* St. Xavier School, Moirang.
* Adimjati High School, Imphal.

College:
Churachandpur College.
Profession Boxer
Coach Charles Atkinson (As of 2012) s
Employment Manipur Police Dept. as a DSP
Marriage Date 12th March 2005
Recent victory Bronze Medal in Flyweight (51 Kg) category, Olympics (2012).
Cash Reward * Rs 10 Lakh from Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
* Rs 50 Lakh from Manipur government.
* Rs 20 Lakh from Assamese government.
Ranked No. 4 in AIBA World Women's Ranking Flyweight category (as of Aug 2012).
International debut First AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship (2001).
Inspired by Dingko Singh (Boxer).
Founder of MC Mary Kom Boxing Academy, Imphal (2006).
Notable victories * Bronze Medal in Women's Boxing in Flyweight category, Asian Games (2010).
* Gold Medal in Women's World Amateur Boxing Championships in 46 Kg category (2010).
* Gold Medal in Women's World Amateur Boxing Championships in 46 Kg category (2008).
* Gold Medal in Women's World Amateur Boxing Championships in 46 Kg category (2006).
* Gold Medal in Women's World Amateur Boxing Championships in 46 Kg category (2005).
* Gold Medal in Women's World Amateur Boxing Championships in 45 Kg category (2002).
* Silver Medal in Women's World Amateur Boxing Championships in 45 Kg category (2001).
Awards * Sportswoman of the year, Sahara Sports (2010).
* Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award (2009).
* Real Heroes Award, CNN-IBN & Reliance Industries (2008).
* Youth Icon, Pepsi MTV (2008).
* Magnificent Mary, AIBA (2008).
* Indian Real Hero Award (2007).
* People of the Year, Limca Book of Records (2007).
* Padma Shree Award (2006).
* NETV People's coice awards (2006).
* Arjuna Award (2004).
Won titles at * Women's World Amateur Boxing Championships.
* Witch Cup.
* Asian Women's Championships.
* Venus Women's Box Cup.
* Asian Games.
* Asian Indoor Games.
* Asian Women's Cup.
Role Model Sushmita Sen
Favorites Movie – Life Is Beautiful
Actor – Jim Carrey
Song – Ajeeb Daastaan Hai yeh
Sportsperson – Laila Ali (Boxing)
Sports – Boxing, Football
Holiday destination – Beijing (China)
Cuisine – Chinese
Facts * She belonged to a poor family and her parents worked in Jhum fields.
* She used to help her parents in fields by cutting woods, making charcoal and fishing during her childhood days.
* She took a keen interest in Athletics when she was in class VI.
* She started her career as an athlete but later switched to boxing following the success of another Manipuri boxer Dingko Singh.
* She began competing at the international level at the age of 18, only a year after she started boxing.
* She is a five-time World Boxing Champion.
* She is also the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the Six World Championships.
* She is the first Indian woman to participate in Olympics' boxing event.
* She is only Indian Woman Boxer to have qualified for 2012 Olympics.
* She was Ambassador for International Boxing Association's Women's Boxing (2009).
* She has pets named 'Bruno', 'Skubi', 'Dolly' and 'Steffi' at her home.
Website http://www.marykom.com/marykom/index.php

Courtesy: Web Resources
Compiled by: Yashashvini

Other Sites about Mary Kom
- Mary Kom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Official Website of MC Mary Kom
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