Mary Kom

Mary Kom

Nick Name
: Magnificent Mary
:01 Mar,1983
:36 years, 6 months
:Bishnupur, Manipur, India

About Mary Kom

Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom is a boxer from Manipur, India. 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.she is 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.Mary Kom is supported by Olympic Gold Quest.

Career Highlights:

  • Her first career win came in 2000 when she won the Best Boxer Award at the First State Level Invitation at the women’s boxing championship in Manipur. After that she proceeded to win the gold in the Seventh East India Women’s Boxing Championship held in West Bengal.
  • A prolific sportswoman who demonstrated a relentless passion for the game, she won a total of five National Championships from 2000 to 2005.
  • Between 2001 and 2006, she won the AIBA world boxing championship thrice in 2002, 2005 and 2006, and came second in 2001.
  • In 2008, she participated at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship in India where she won a silver medal. The same year she boxed at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in China where she earned the Gold medal—her fourth successive gold medal at the championship.
  • The coming years were also very productive for the gritty young lady. She went to Vietnam from where she returned with a gold medal at the 2009 Asian Indoor Games.
  • In Kazakhstan Mary won the gold medal at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship in 2010. Then she proceeded to Barbados to register a career milestone—her fifth consecutive gold at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship.
  • A petite woman, she competed in the 51 kg class in the 2010 Asian Games and won a bronze medal. Again at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship in Mongolia in 2012 she participated in the same weight category and won the gold.
  • In 2012, women’s boxing featured as an Olympic sport in the Summer Olympics in London for the first time. Mary did succeed in securing a place at the events and won a bronze medal.
  • In 2014 Asian Games, held in Incheon, South Korea, she won a Gold Medal in Flyweight category.
  • She is the only Indian female boxer to qualify for, and win a medal in the Olympics.
  • Mary is the only female boxer to win a medal in six consecutive world championships.
  • She is the first Indian woman boxer to win a gold medal in the Asian Games.
  • She, along with Sanjay and Harshit Jain, bore the Queen's Baton in the opening ceremony run in the stadium for the 2010 Commonwealth Games of Delhi.
  • Mary Kom is the first amateur athlete to win the Padma Bhushan.
  • She is the first amateur to surpass several professional athletes in India in earnings, endorsements and awards.

Mary Kom Achievements


  • 2001-Women's World Amateur Boxing Championships
  • 2002-Women's World Amateur Boxing Championships
  • 2002-Witch Cup
  • 2003-Asian Women's Championships
  • 2004-Women's World Cup
  • 2005-Asian Women's Championships
  • 2005-Women's World Amateur Boxing Championships
  • 2006-Women's World Amateur Boxing Championships
  • 2006-Venus Women's Box Cup
  • 2008-Women's World Amateur Boxing Championships
  • 2008-Guwahati, India
  • 2009-Asian Indoor Games
  • 2010-Women's World Amateur Boxing Championships
  • 2010-Asian Women's Championships
  • 2010-Asian Games
  • 2011-Asian Women's Cup
  • 2012-Asian Women's Championships
  • 2012-Summer Olympics
  • 2014-Asian Games


  • Gold – 1st Women Nat. Boxing Championship, Chennai 6–12.2.2001
  • The East Open Boxing Champ, Bengal 11–14.12.2001
  • 2nd Sr World Women Boxing Championship, New Delhi 26–30.12.2001
  • National Women Sort Meet, N. Delhi 26–30.12.2001
  • 32nd National Games, Hyderabad 2002
  • 3rd Sr World Women Boxing Champ, Aizawl 4–8.3.2003
  • 4th Sr WWBC, Kokrajar, Assam 24–28.2.2004
  • 5th Sr WWBC, Kerala 26–30.12.2004
  • 6th Sr WWBC, Jamshedpur 29 November-3.12.2005
  • 10th WNBC, Jamshedpur lost QF by 1–4 on 5.10.2009

Awards and Recognitions:

In 2015, Mary Kom became the first amateur to surpass several professional athletes in India in earnings, endorsements and awards. She is the first amateur athlete to win the Padma Bhushan

  • Padma Bhushan (Sports), 2013
  • Arjuna Award (Boxing), 2003
  • Padma Shree (Sports), 2006
  • Contender for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, 2007
  • People of the Year- Limca Book of Records, 2007
  • CNN-IBN & Reliance Industries' Real Heroes Award 14.4. 2008 Mon
  • Pepsi MTV Youth Icon 2008
  • ‘Magnificent Mary’, AIBA 2008
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, 2009
  • International Boxing Association's Ambassador for Women's Boxing 2009 (TSE 30 July 2009 Thur)

Sportswoman of the year 2010, Sahara Sports Award

  • For the Bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics
  • 50 lakh (US$75,000) cash award from the Rajasthan Government.
  • 50 lakh (US$75,000) cash award and two acres of land from the Manipur Government.
  • 20 lakh (US$30,000) cash award from the Assam Government.
  • 10 lakh (US$15,000) cash award from the Arunachal Pradesh Government.
  • 10 lakh (US$15,000) cash award from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (India).
  • 40 lakh (US$60,000) cash award from the North Eastern Council.

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