NAME- MARY KOM
DOB- MARCH 1, 1983
-Bronze medal in 2012 London Olympics (flyweight 51 KG)
-Gold medal in 2014 Incheon in flyweight 51 KG
- Bronze medal in 2010 Guangzhou in flyweight 51 KG
- Padma Bhushan in 2013
- Arjuna Award in 2003
- Padma Shree in 2010
- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2009
Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom also known as MC Mary Kom, or simply Mary Kom, is an Indian boxer from Manipur. She is a five-time World Amateur Boxing champion and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships. Nicknamed "Magnificent Mary", she was the only Indian woman boxer to have qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics, competing in the flyweight (51 kg) category and winning the bronze medal. She has also been ranked as No. 4 AIBA World Women's Ranking Flyweight category. She became the first Indian woman boxer to get a gold medal in the Asian Games in 2014 in Incheon, South Korea.
She started boxing at the age of 17 in 2000. It was Dingko Singh’s success in boxing that motivated her to pick up the sport.
Mary Kom used to fight in the 46kg and 48 kg category but had to gain weight and fight in the 51 kg category after the World Boxing Federation decided to allow women boxing in just three categories, with 51 kg being the lowest. She had to fight not only for the world championship but also for her place in the 2012 Summer Olympics at the 2012 world boxing championship.
She has written her autobiography by the name “Unbreakable” in 2013. Priyanka Chopra played her part in the biopic, Mary Kom, a film based on her life.
Compiled by Raj Veer Singh