Mary Kom is an Indian boxer, politician and a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha. She is the only Indian female boxer to have qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics, competing in the flyweight (51 kg) category and winning a bronze medal. She is also the first Indian woman boxer to earn a Gold Medal at the Asian Games.
She showed promise in athletics from a very young age but lacked the necessary support required to nurture the talent. She was always interested in playing different sports during her schooling days and she started off by participating in athletic competitions related to Discus Throw and Shot Put.
She is also an active supporter of wild animals.
About Mary Kom
Name: Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte
Nickname: Mary Kom, Magnificent Mary
Known For: Indian Olympic Boxer; the only female to make six times winning record of World Amateur Boxing Championship
Date of birth of Mary Kom: 1 March 1983 (Kangathei, Manipur, India)
Age of Mary Kom: 38 years (as of 2021)
Height of Mary Kom: 5’3” ft, 1.60 m, 160 cm
Weight of Mary Kom: 50 kg (110 lbs)
Body measurements of Mary Kom: 32-26-34
The net worth of Mary Kom: $1 million
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Karung Onkholer Kom
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Brown
Zodiac Sign: PiscesReligion: Christianity
Father: Mangte Tonpa Kom (Farmer, Ex-Wrestler) Mother: Mangte Akham Kom
Siblings: Chung, Nei, Jang
Spouse: Karung Onkholer Kom (Football)
Children: Rechungvar Kom, Khupneivar Kom (Twins), Prince Kom
School: Loktak Christian Model High School, Moirang, Manipur, India; St. Xavier Catholic School, Moirang, Manipur, India; Adimjati High School, Imphal, India
College: Churachandpur College, Manipur, India (Manipur University)
Educational Qualification: Graduate
Awards won by Mary Kom
- National Awards
- Padma Vibhushan (Sports), 2020
- Padma Bhushan (Sports), 2013
- Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award, 2009
- Padma Shri (Sports), 2006
- Arjuna Award (Boxing), 2003
Favourite actress: Priyanka Chopra
Favorite food: Tahini, Falafel
Favorite singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Favourite sports: Volleyball, Football, Athletics, Wrestling
Hobbies: Martial Arts, Traveling, Watching TV, Singing
Interesting facts about Mary Kom
- She came from a poor family. Her parents used to work for Jhum cultivation.
- She belongs to the Kom tribal community in the north-eastern state of Manipur.
- She kept her passion for boxing a secret from her father as she was concerned that boxing could injure her face which could spoil her chances of marriage.
- She was inspired by the Indian boxer Dingko Singh.
- She was ranked as No. 4 in AIBA World Women’s Ranking Flyweight category.
- Mary Kom is the brand ambassador for the Super Fight League.
- She is a supporter of PETA India and is an animal rights activist.
- Back in 2018, she took social media by storm by singing Lata Mangeshkar’s song Ajeeb Dastan Hai Ye.
Social Media Profiles of Mary Kom