Mary Kom – The Million Dollar Baby

ImageName: Hmangte Chungneijang Mary Kom

DOB: 1st March 1983

Birth Place: Kangathei, Manipur India

Height: 5ft 2 in

Weight: 51 kg

Medal record
Competitor for India
Women’s boxing
Women’s World Amateur Boxing Championships
Gold 2010 Bridgetown 48 kg
Gold 2008 Ningbo City 46 kg
Gold 2006 New Delhi 46 kg
Gold 2005 Podolsk 46 kg
Gold 2002 Antalya 45 kg
Silver 2001 Scranton 45 kg
Asian Women’s Boxing Championship
Gold 2012 Ulaanbaatar Flyweight
Gold 2010 Astana Flyweight
Gold 2005 Kaohsiung Pinweight
Gold 2003 Hissar Pinweight
Silver 2008 Guwahati Pinweight
Asian Games
Bronze 2010 Guangzhou Flyweight
Indoor Asian Games
Gold 2009 Hanoi Pinweight
Witch Cup
Gold 2002 Pécs Pinweight


* Kom initially tried to hide her interest in boxing from her family, since it was not considered a suitable sport for a woman. However, after her victory in the Manipur state women’s boxing championship in 2000, her career became public.

* Kom began competing at the international level at the age of 18, only a year after she started boxing.

*On 3 October 2010, she, along with Vijender Singh, had the honour of bearing the Queen’s Baton in its opening ceremony run in the stadium for the 2010 Commonwealth Games of Delhi.

*She is married to K Onler Kom and has twin sons, Rechungvar and Khupneivar.


  • 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 & Reliance Industries’ Real Heroes Award 14.4. 2008 Mon
  • Pepsi MTV Youth Icon 2008
  • ‘Magnificent Mary’, AIBA 2008
  • Felicitation by Zomi Students’ Federation (ZSF) at New Lamka YPA Hall in 2008
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, 2009[19][20]
  • International Boxing Association’s Ambassador for Women’s Boxing 2009 (TSE 30.7.2009 Thur)
  • Sportswoman of the year 2010, Sahara Sports Award

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