Mary Kom Biography : The Story of India’s Top Boxing Star

Mary Kom Biography : The Story of India’s Top Boxing Star

Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom is an Indian boxer born on 24th November 1982, She is from north eastern state of Manipur. She also Knows as Magnificent Mary. She is the only boxer who win the World Amateur Boxing Championship title six times. She became first women boxer to win gold medal in Asian Games 2014 at South Korea and also win gold medal in Commonwealth Game 2018. In 2012 Olympics , she became the first Indian female boxer to win a bronze medal in the 51 kg flyweight category of Boxing. In 25th 2016, she nominated as active member of Rajya Sabha by president of India.

Mary Kom Life

Mary Kom Birthday, Age, Family, Introduction

Full NameMangte Chungneijang Mary Kom
Nick NameMagnificent Mary
Date of Birth24 November 1982
Age39 years
Native PlaceKangathei village, Moirang Lamkhai, Manipur, India
Height (approx.)5 ft 2 in
Weight (approx.)49 kg
FatherMangte Tonpa Kom
MotherMangte Akham Kom
HusbandKarung Onkholer
Children Rechungvar Kom (boy)
Khupneivar Kom (boy)
Prince Kom (boy)
Merilyn (adopted Girl)
National Awards Arjuna Award (Boxing), 2003
Padma Shri (Sports), 2006
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, 2009
Padma Bhushan (Sports), 2013
Padma Vibhushan (Sports), 20203

Mary Kom Early Life

Mary Kom came from Poor family and she was born in Kangathei village, Manipur Of India. Her parnets were farmers who worked in field, She helping her parents in farm related works. She Completed her school from Loktak Christain High Scool till class VI and after then studied in St. Xavier Catholic School till class VIII. After VIII, She completed her schooling from NIOS, Imphal and Completed her graduation from Churachandpur College. Mary was very much interested in playing sports during her schooling days. She started off by participating in the various competitions like volleyball, football and especially javelin and 400 metres running.

She was inspired by Dingko Singh to become boxer. K. Kosana Meitei who is first coach of her, Who taught her the basic of boxing in Imphal. At 15 age, she decided to do somthing for her country and family which make them proud, so she made decision to move to Sports Academy in Imphal. In that Sports Academy, she met with Manipur State Boxing Coach M. Narjit Singh and he trained her in boxing. He found good dedication and stong will power in Mary Kom. In whithin few days, she picked up the basics of boxing quickly from her coach.

Mary Kom Personal Life

Mary kom is married to the footballer Karung Onkhole in 2005. He was the president of the North East students body and helped her in intail days. They blessed with twins boys in 2007, another son in 2013. In 2018 they have adpoted girls named Marilyn.

Mary Kom Achievements (Awards)

Mary kom won many medals in his career, which are as follows:

No. Year Medal Category (Weight) Game Name Country
1 2001 silver 48 AIBA Women's World Championships USA
2 2002 Gold 45 AIBA Women's World Championships Turkey
Gold 45 Witch Cup Hungary
3 2003 Gold 46 Asian Women's Championships India
4 2004 Gold 41 Women's World Cup Norway
5 2005 Gold 46 Asian Women's Championships Taiwan
Gold 46 AIBA Women's World Championships Russia
6 2006 Gold 46 AIBA Women's World Championships India
Gold 46 Venus Women's Box Cup Denmark
7 2008 Gold 46 AIBA Women's World Championships China
Silver 46 Asian Women's Championships India
8 2009 Gold 46 Asian Indoor Games Vietnam
9 2010 Gold 48 AIBA Women's World Championships Barbados
Gold 46 Asian Women's Championships Kazakhstan
Bronze 51 Asian Games China
10 2011 Gold 48 Asian Women's Cup China
11 2012 Gold 41 Asian Women's Championships Mongolia
Bronze 51 Summer Olympics United Kingdom
12 2014 Gold 51 Asian Games South Korea
13 2017 Gold 48 Asian Women's Championships Vietnam
14 2018 Gold 45–48 Commonwealth Games Australia
Gold 45–48 AIBA Women's World Championships India
15 2019 Bronze 51 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships 2019 Russia

Mary Kom was honored with many more awards in his career
  • The International Boxing Association (AIBA) awarded Mary Kom with the first AIBA Legends awards for "promising boxing career"
  • In 2016, Mary Kom declared as the the brand ambassador by The International Boxing Association for Women's World Boxing Championships
  • In 2007, Mary Kom Honoured with "People of the Year - Limca Book"
  • In 2008, she become Pepsi Youth Icon
  • ‘Magnificent Mary’, AIBA 2008
  • International Boxing Association's Ambassador for Women's Boxing 2009 (TSE 30 July 2009 Thur)
  • In 2010, Sportswoman of the year, Sahara Sport Awards
  • On 29th March 2016, Mary com honoured with D.Litt Degree from North-Eastern Hill University
  • On 14th Jan 2019, Mary com honoured with D.Phill Degree from Kaziranga University

Mary Kom Olympics

In 2012 London Olympics , She became the first Indian female boxer to qualify and win a bronze medal at the Olympics in the 51 kg weight category. She became the third Indian female to win an individual medal at the Olympics.
In Olympics 2020 , She lost pre-quarterfinals match in the 51kg boxing category against Ingrit Valencia.