Happy Birthday Magnificent Mary: boxing champ turns 33
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Her autobiography ‘Unbreakable’ was published in 2013.
- Her biopic was released in September, 2014 in which noted Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra played ‘Mary Kom’.
- 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)
- 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
- 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.