Biography Boxing star - 'Mary kom'

                  Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom (born 24 November 1982), also known as M.C. Mary Kom, or simply Mary Kom, is an Indian boxer. 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. 

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Nicknamed " Magnificent Mary", 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.

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      Kom was born in Kangathei, in Chura- chandpur district of Manipur in eastern India. Her parents, Mangta Tonpa Kom and Mangte Akham kom worked in jhumfields. She did her education from different school in Churachandpur.

       Although she had a keen interest in athletics from childhood, it was the success of Dingko Singh that inspired her to become a boxer in 2000. She started her training under M. Narjit Singh, Manipur state boxing coach at Khuman Lampak, Imphal. 


       She won a silver medal at the 2008 Asian Women's Boxing Championship in India and a fourth successive gold medal at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship in China, followed by a gold medal at the 2009 Asian Indoor Games in Vietnam.

   In 2010, Kom won the gold medal at the Asian Women's Boxing Championship in Kazakhstan, and at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship in Barbados, her fifth consecutive gold at the cham-pionship.

        On 3 October 2010, she, along with Sanjay and Harshit Jain, had the honour of bearing the Queen's Baton in its opening ceremony run in the stadium for the 2010 Commonwealth Games of Delhi. She did not compete, however, as women's boxing was not included in the Commonwealth Games.

        On 1 October 2014, she won her first Gold Medal at the Asian Games held at Incheon, South Korea by beating Kazakhstan's Zhaina Sheker-bekova in the flyweight (51 kg) summit clash. She won the first ever boxing gold medal for India at Asian Games.

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