Mary Kom Biography

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

Nationality: Indian

Profession: Boxer

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

Family

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

Education

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

  1. She came from a poor family. Her parents used to work for Jhum cultivation.
  2. She belongs to the Kom tribal community in the north-eastern state of Manipur.
  3. 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. 
  4. She was inspired by the Indian boxer Dingko Singh.
  5. She was ranked as No. 4 in AIBA World Women’s Ranking Flyweight category.
  6. Mary Kom is the brand ambassador for the Super Fight League.
  7. She is a supporter of PETA India and is an animal rights activist.
  8. 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

Facebook: MCMaryKomofficial

Instagram: @mcmary.kom

Twitter: @MangteC

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