Sunday, November 27, 2022

Mary Kom

 

Mary Kom’s full name is Chungiung Mary Kom Humangte. She was born on March 1, 1983 in Kangathei, Manipur. She is one of the most successful boxers of amature boxing globally. She is the only boxer to win medals in seven world championships including six gold medals.

She had won gold medals at World Boxing Championships held in Antalya in 2002, Podoslovak in 2005, New Delhi in Ningbo City in 2008, Bridgetown in 2010 and in New Delhi in 2018. Apart from this, she had won silver medal in World Boxing Championship held in Soranton in 2001.

She had bronze medal in 2012 London Olympics. After this, in the 2018 Commonwealth Games she had won gold medal. She won gold medal in the 2014 Asia Games and Bronze medal in 2010 AsianGames, making her the first woman boxer to win gold medal at Asian Games.

In April 2016, President had nominated her as member of Rajya Sabha. She has been bestowed with Padma Bhushan (2013), Arjuna Award (2003), Padma Shri (2006) and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award (2009)

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