We all know Mary Kom, the famous Indian women boxer from the northeast state. She won the Gold medal at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship in 2003. Then again in 2004, she won a gold medal at the Women’s Boxing World Cup, which was held in Norway. The list is long, as long as her dream list. She has again made India proud of her strong come back.
The 34-year old is back with a strong bang. She has recently won her fifth Gold medal at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship. She competed in the category of 48 kg. It seems that she is in no mood of stopping now. In one of her interviews, she said, ‘‘If I am 100% fit, then nobody can beat me’’. This statement shows, how confident she is. This is a good news for her fans. Let’s now get to know this great woman.
Life of Mary Kom
Mary Kom was born on 1st March 1983 in Kangathei, Manipur. Her full name is Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom. She is also known as Mary Kom. She attended Loktak Christian Model High School, Moirang till class VI and then she went to St. Zavier Catholic School, Moriang till class VIII. She then finally completed her schooling from NIOS, Imphal and then got graduated from Churachandpur College. Mary Kom was always interested in sports, since her childhood. Her inspiration to become a boxer was the success of Dingko Singh.
She got fame as the first Indian women Boxer who became five times World Boxing Champion. The only women boxer who won a medal in every one of the six world championships. She also became the first Indian women boxer to qualify and win a bronze medal. It was in the 51 kg flyweight Boxing Category.
Mary Kom started her career in 2000 when she got her first victory in the Manipur state women’s boxing championship. She again got a victory at the regional championship in West Bengal. In 2001, her journey began on an international level. Only at the age of 18 years, she made her first international debut at the first AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship In United States. Here, she won a silver medal in the 48 kg weight category. In 2002, she won a gold medal in 45 kg weight category at the second AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship, held in Turkey. This was not the end, as, in the same year, she again won a gold medal in the 45 kg weight category at the Witch Cup in Hungary.
Here comes the phase, when she actually came into much limelight. In 2003, Mary Kom won a gold medal in the 46 kg weight category at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship in India.She got a very big victory by winning a gold medal at the Women’s Boxing World Cup in Norway, in 2004. In 2005, she got two medals. One is at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship in Taiwan and is a gold medal and another one at AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in Russia. Both were in the 46 kg weight category. In 2009, her target became the gold medal at the Asian Indoor Games in Vietnam, which she won.
In 2010 she won a gold medal at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship and then came to her fifth gold medal, which she again won in this year, at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in Barbados. Finally, we all know about the commonwealth games. Of course, who don’t know about the commonwealth games held in Delhi, India in 2010. Mary Kom got the honour to hold the Queen’s Baton along with Vijender Singh, for the grand opening ceremony run in the stadium. There was no women’s boxing competition in the commonwealth, so she was not a participant in it.
More to come
Her journey looked like never-ending rail. In 2011, she won a gold medal at the Asian Women’s Cup in China. She participated in 48 kg weight category. In 2012 she won a gold medal in 51 kg weight category at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship in Mongolia. In 2012 only, she gained more respect and honour as she became the first Indian women boxer to qualify and win a bronze medal at the London Olympics. There she took part in the 51 kg weight category. She also got respect and honour as the third Indian woman who won an individual medal at the Olympics. In 2014, at the Asian Games, she created history, by winning a gold medal. She won this in the women’s flyweight 48-52 kg category.
All these achievements boosted her confidence to a different level. Not only did she won so many medals but also was awarded many awards starting from Arjuna Award(Boxing) in 2003, Padam Shree in 2006, Magnificient Marry(AIBA in 2008), Sportsman of the year in 2010 and much more such honourable awards.
Mary Kom’s statement regarding her comeback
Mary Kom said, “that this comeback wasn’t that tough.” According to her, the only thing that she had to do was to be well prepared for this fight. She had earlier also fought, many times in 48 weight category. When she was away from boxing, three years to be exact, she said, “ I had made it a point to train myself every day for at least 45 minutes, either morning or evening”.
There were many things on which she had to focus, but boxing was always running at the back of her mind. As the tournament came closer, she grew her training time. She said, “If I could maintain my fitness level, no one could beat me.” She didn’t give up all those years. She was all prepared for this fight. According to her, boxers have now gotten more intelligent and clever in the ring. So, the only thing is to prepare your mind and be strong.
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