DOB: 1st March 1983
Birth Place: Kangathei, Manipur India
Height: 5ft 2 in
Weight: 51 kg
|Competitor for India|
|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|
|Indoor Asian Games|
* 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
- International Boxing Association’s Ambassador for Women’s Boxing 2009 (TSE 30.7.2009 Thur)
- Sportswoman of the year 2010, Sahara Sports Award