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Happy Birthday Magnificent Mary: boxing champ turns 33

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Published on 1 March 2016 12:59 PM GMT

Happy Birthday Magnificent Mary: boxing champ turns 33
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Guwahati: Five times amateur boxing champion, Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, popularly known as Mary Kom, has turned 33 on Tuesday. Mary Kom is a legendary boxer and the pride of India. Newztrack.com wishes her a very happy birthday and brings you some extremely interesting facts about the star boxer on this special day:

Birth:

  • Mary Kom was born on March 1, 1983 to Mangte Tonpa Kom and Mangte Akhom Kom at Kangathei in Churachandpur district of Manipur in eastern India.
  • She had a keen interest in athletics since early childhood.

Personal Life:

  • Mary Kom Married K Onler kom in 2005 and the couple have 3 sons.
  • The boxing champ met Onler, who was then a student of Delhi University, in 2001 when she was in New Delhi for the preparation of National games.

Media:

  • Her autobiography ‘Unbreakable’ was published in 2013.
  • Her biopic was released in September, 2014 in which noted Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra played ‘Mary Kom’.

Achievements:

  • 2013: First amateur boxer to win Padma Bhushan (Sports)
  • 2010: Sahara Sports Award for sportswoman of the year
  • 2009: Ambassador of Women’s Boxing, International Boxing Association
  • 2009: Awarded with Rajeev Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
  • 2008: Honoured with CNN-IBN and Reliance Industries Real Heroes Award
  • 2007: Limca book of Records for People of the Year
  • 2006: Honored with Padma Shree (sports)
  • 2003: Awarded with Arjuna Award (Boxing)

International Titles:

  • 2001: Second rank in Women’s World Amateur Boxing Championship at USA
  • 2002: First rank in Women’s World Amateur Boxing Championship, Turkey
  • 2002: First rank for Witch Cup, Hungary.
  • 2003: First rank in Asian Women’s Championship, (Hisar) India
  • 2004: First rank in Women’s World Cup, Norway
  • 2005: First rank in World Amateur Boxing Championship, Russia
  • 2006: First rank in World Amateur Boxing Championship, India
  • 2006: First rank in Venus Women’s Box Cup, Denmark
  • 2008: First rank in Women’s World Amateur Boxing Championship, China
  • 2009: First rank in Asian Indoor games, Veitnam
  • 2010: First rank in Women’s world Amateur Boxing Championship, Barbodas
  • 2010: First rank in Asian Women’s Championship, Kazakhstan
  • 2010: Third rank in Asian Games, China
  • 2011: First rank in Asian women’s Cup, China
  • 2012: First rank in Asian women’s Championship, Mongolia
  • 2012: Third rank in summer Olympics, London
  • 2014: First rank in Asian Games, South Korea

Other Recognitions:

  • Mary Kom is the only women Boxer to win the entire six worlds Championship.
  • The only woman boxer who have qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics and won a Bronze medal.
  • First Indian woman Boxer to get gold in Asian games, 2014.
  • International Boxing Association (amateur) or AIBA ranked her number 4 under flyweight category.
  • First Indian woman to receive a gold medal for Women National Boxing Championship at Chennai in 2001.

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