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Mangte Chungneijang Merykom also known as Mary Kom is a female Indian boxer from Manipur, India. Mary Kom, a mother of two, came back from a two-year sabbatical to clinch her fourth successive World Amateur boxing gold in 2008, a feat that prompted the AIBA to describe her as 'Magnificent Mary'[1]. She was earlier an athlete and later switched to Boxing after the success of fellow Manipur boxer Dingko Singh.[2][3]

Born: March 1, 1983 Tuesday, Kangathei, CCpur Subdiv, Manipur. Father: Mangte Tonpa Kom. Mother: Mangte Saneikham Kom. Married: K (Karung)Onkholer Kom on 12.3.2005 Sat, MBC Church, Imphal Children: Sons 2 (twins)daughter

Education

     Cl. I-IV - Christian Model High School, Loktak, Manipur
     V-IX - St. Xavier’s School, Moirang
     X - Adimjati High School, Imphal
     PUC (Arts)
     BA student

Works

    Boxing Champion (Women PIN Weight 46 kg Category)
    Founder, MC Mary Kom Boxing Academy (Girls), A/112, Games Village, Imphal  2006

National

    Gold - Ist Women Nat. Boxing Championship, Chennai 6-12.2.2001
    The East Open Boxing Champ, Bengal 11-14.12.2001
    2nd Sr World Women Boxing Championship, New Delhi 26-30.12.2001
    National Women Sort Meet, N. Delhi 26-30.12.2001
    32nd National Games, Hyderabad 2002
    3rd Sr World Women Boxing Champ, Aizawl 4-8.3.2003
    4th Sr WWBC, Kokrajar, Assam 24-28.2.2004
    5th Sr WWBC, Kerala 26-30.12.2004
    6th Sr WWBC, Jamshedpur 29 Nov-3.12.2005
    10th WNBC, Jamshedpur lost QF by 1-4 on 5.10.2009 Mon, suspended for one day (6.10.2009) for ‘unsporting behaviour’ (TOI-NE 8.10.2009) 

International

    Ist Asian Women Boxing Championship (AWBC), Bangkok 2001
    2nd AWBC, Hissar, Haryana 19-22.11.2003
    3rd AWBC, Kaohsing City, Taiwan 5-12.8.2005
    Ist World Women Boxing Championship (WWBC),Pennsylvania Nov 27-2.12.2001
    2nd WWBC, Amaiya, Turkey 19-28-10.2002
    3rd WWBC, Podolsk, Rumania Sept 26-2.10.2005
    4th WWBC, N. Delhi 23.11.2006 Thur
    Ist WWB Tournament, Norway 2004
    Venus Cup International Women Box Tourn, Vejla (Denmark ) 8-23.10.2006
    5th AIBA World Championship, Ningbo City (China), 29.11.2008 Sat

Award

    Arjuna Award (Boxing) 2004
    Padma Shree (Sports) 2006
    Contender for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2007
    People of the Year- Limca Book of Records 2007
    CNN-IBN ‘Real Heroes’ Award 14.4. 2008 Mon
    Pepsi MTV Youth Icon 2008 23.12.2008 Tue
    ‘Magnificient  Mary’, AIBA 2008
    Felicitation by Zomi Students’ Federation (ZSF) at New Lamka YPA Hall 17.12.2008 Wed
    Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna  29.8.2009 Sat, New Delhi (27.7.2009 Wed)
    Int’l Boxing Association’s Ambassador for Women’s Boxing 2009 (TSE 30.7.2009 Thur)

Source: Manipur Express, 31.6.2006 Sat, Ed. L. Chinkhanlian, Lamka; The Sangai Express, 19.4.2008, Imphal

[4]

On August 29, 2009 she was selected for the India's highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award alongside boxer Vijender Singh and wrestler Sushil Kumar[5] .

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