Last Updated: 19 May, 2022 | Views: 489
Higher Education: Graduate
Net Worth: $1 Million
Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom is a boxer, Rajya Sabha member, and politician from India. She is the only female boxer to have won six World Amateur Boxing Championships, a medal in each of the first seven World Championships, and eight World Championship medals. In addition, Mary is the only Indian female boxer selected for the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she competed in the flyweight (51 kg) division and won a bronze medal.
In 2000 – Mary captured her first state boxing title.
In 2008 – She participated in the 2008 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in China and won the gold medal.
In 2014 – Mary defeated Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova at the 2014 Asian Games and got her first gold medal in boxing.
In 2017 – She took part in the Asian Boxing Confederation (ASBC) and won her record-breaking fifth gold medal.
In 2018 – Mary made history by becoming the first female boxer to win six World Championships, which she accomplished at the 10th AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in New Delhi, India.
Achievements and Awards
In 2006 – She was awarded India's fourth-highest civilian award, Padma Shri.
In 2013 – Mary was honored with Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in India.
In 2020 – She received the Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award in India.
Mary could not complete her years of schooling because she never enjoyed studying. When Mary was in class 7 at St Xavier's School, she finally quit putting more effort into boxing.
Mary set up her boxing academy, the MC Mary Kom Boxing Academy, in her hometown to inspire and support thousands of young skilled boxers in enhancing their boxing dreams.