Mary Kom Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Biography, Family, Career, Cast, Medals, Records, Net Worth, Full Name, Husband, Coach, Education & More
Mary Kom is an Indian amateur boxer, politician, and Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha. She is a five-time world amateur boxing champion. She is also known as MC Mary Kom or Magnificient Mary.
|Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom
|Date of Birth
|Age (as in 2021)
|25 years old
|Kangathei, Manipur, India
|Father: Mangte Tonpa Kom
Mother: Mangte Akham Kom
|Kangathei, Manipur, India
Birth & Early Life
Mary Kom was born on 24th November 1982, in Kandathei Village, Manipur, India. Her parents were tenant farmers who worked in Jhum fields. Being the oldest of the four siblings, Mary had to work from a young age to earn for her family while taking care of her studies. Mary’s father was a wrestler in his younger days. She studied in Loktak Christian Model High School at Moirang up to her 6th grade and then transferred to St Xavier Catholic School.
She was an active sports player and competed in the javelin and 400 meters running. Mary was inspired by 1998 Bangkok Asian games gold medalist, Dingko Singh, to become a boxer. She completed her senior year in Adimjati High School, Imphal but could not pass her matriculation exams. She then graduated from Churachandpur College after appearing for the exam from NIOS.
At the age of 15, Kom decided to pursue her dream of becoming a boxer and enrolled in a sports academy at Khuman Lampak, Imphal, where she was coached by M. Amarjit Singh. At this time her family was not aware of her decisions. However, when Kom got featured in the newspaper after winning the 2000 state boxing championship, her father began to support her goals.
Education & More
|Loktak Christian Model High School
St Xavier Catholic School
|2000 State Boxing Championship.
After Mary’s first career win in 2000, she was honored with the Best Boxer Award at the First State Level Invitation. In the same year, she also claimed the gold in the Seventh East India Women’s Boxing Championship held in West Bengal. She made her International debut at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in the United States. She won the silver medal in the 448 kg weight class.
In 2002, she bagged double gold in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship held in Turkey. She made her next 2 victories in AIBA in the 2005 and 2006 championship. In 2003, Mary won a gold medal at the Asian Women;’s Boxing Championship in India, and in 2004 she won a gold medal at the Women’s Boxing Championship held in Taiwan. In 2005, she claimed the title at the Venus Women’s Boxing Cup in Denmark.
After a year-long hiatus, Kom returned with a silver at the 2008 Asian Women’s Boxing Championship held in India. In the same year, She won a fourth successive gold medal at the AIBA World Boxing Championship. In the 2008 Asian games, Mary won the bronze medal competing in the 51 kg class. She bagged the gold medal at the Asian Indoor Games in Vietnam in 2009. Kom made her 5th win in the 48kg fly, at the AIBA Women’s Boxing Championship in 2010. She also won the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship held in Kazakhstan. In the same year, Kom had the honor of bearing the Queen’s Baton in the opening ceremony run for the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi.
She claimed the gold in the 48 kg class Asian Women’s Cup in China in 2011. In 2012, she bagged the gold medal in the 51 kg fly at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship in Mongolia. She brought home a bronze medal competing in the 51 kg fly in the 2012 London Olympics. In the 2014 Asian games, she claimed the gold medal in the 48-52kg fly. His was her first gold medal in the Asian Games.
In 2017, she received her 5th gold at the Asian Boxing Confederation boxing championship held in Vietnam. In 2018, mary won her first Commonwealth Games gold in the 48 kg category. She became the first woman to win 6 World championships. In 2019, she was named the female representative of the boxing athlete ambassadors group for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics by the International Olympic Committee. In 2021, she made it to the semi-finals of the Boxam International Tournament held in Spain. She settles for bronze after her loss against America’s Virginia Fuchs.
|5th September 2013
|6 consecutive gold medals in AIBA.
Mary Kom Awards & Achievements
- Arjuna Award (Boxing) in 2003.
- Padma Shree (Sports) in 2006.
- Contender for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2007.
- People of the Year – Limca Book of Records in 2007.
- Pepsi MTV Youth Icon in 2008.
- Magnificent Mary’, AIBA in 2008.
- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2009.
- International Boxing Association’s Ambassador for Women’s Boxing in 2009.
- Sportswoman of the year, Sahara Sports Award in 2010.
Personal Life & More
Mary Kom is married to Karung Onkholer in 2005. They have 3 sons, twins born in 2007 and the youngest son born in 2013. In 2018, The family adopted a girl name, Merilyn. She runs the Boxing foundation registered under a Charitable Trust to help promote boxing amongst underprivileged youngsters in Manipur. Her Zodiac sign is Pisces. Kom holds a net worth of $1 million.
|Son: Rachungvar Kom, Khuppneivar Kom, Prince Kom
Physical Status & More
Some Important Facts About Mary Kom
- Kom is an animal rights activist and supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
- She is the first Indian woman boxer to win a gold medal in the Asian games
- She is the first amateur athlete to win the Padma Bhushan.
- Kom’s autobiography ‘Unbreakable’ was released in 2013 by Harper Collins.
- Kom appeared on an episode of Super Fight League’s Mixed Martial Arts reality show. In 2012, she was appointed the brand ambassador.
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