Mary Kom: A true legend who conquer negative situation every time.

Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte popularly known as Mary Kom, born on 1st March 1983 in a Kangathei village, Moirang Lamkhai in Churachandpur district of rural Manipur in Northeastern India to a tenant farmers Mangte Tonpa Kom and Mangte Akham Kom. She is an Indian boxer with many awards to her name and she had also received a name ‘Magnificent Mary’ as she was the only Indian woman boxer to have qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics. She set a new standard in amateur boxing without ever competing in professional boxing. In 2015, she became the 1st amateur to surpass several professional athletes in India in earnings, endorsements and awards. She is the first amateur athlete to win the Padma Bhushan. Mary is married to the footballer Karung Onkholer (Onler) in 2005. She have 3 sons twins Rechungvar and Khupneivar born in 2007 and son Prince born in May 2013.

How it all started

kon is a sportsperson from the very beginning initially she play many games athletes, volleyball, football in her school but she was inspired to took boxing by Dingko Singh success in 2000. Her 1st coach was K. Kosana Meitei at Sports academy in Imphal. After then she trained under the Manipur State Boxing Coach M. Narjit Singh.

Support she received from Media

Dina Serto co-author of autobiography “Unbreakable” published by Harper Collins in 2013.
Hindi biography film “Mary Kom” directed by Omung Kumar & Priyanka Chopra play the main role in 2014

Achievements of her life other than in boxing

  26th April 2016-Nominated by the President of India as a member of Rajya Sabha.
  11th December 2018 -The Government of Manipur has conferred on her the title “Meethoi Leima”, after her sixth world title.
  And CM N. Biren Singh also declared that the stretch of road leading to the Games Village in Imphal West district, would be named as ‘MC Mary Kom Road’.
  24th September 2012- the Super Fight League announced that Kom will be SFL’s brand ambassador.

Achievements as a Boxer

  March 2017-the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, appointed Mary Kom along with Akhil Kumar as national observers for boxing.
  3rd October 2010- Received honour of bearing the Queen’s Baton in opening ceremony of CWG.
  24th November 2018-Created history by becoming the 1st woman to win 6 World Championships.
  She was the only Indian women who qualify for boxing event in 2012 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship, she achieve bronze in 51kgs category.
  The International Boxing Association (AIBA) awarded with the 1st AIBA Legends awards for “promising boxing career”
  The International Boxing Association (AIBA) announced brand ambassador for 2016 AIBA Women’s World
Boxing Championships
  Padma Bhushan (Sports), 2013
  Arjuna Award (Boxing), 2003
  Padma Shri (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
  Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, 2009
  International Boxing Association Ambassador for Women’s Boxing 2009 (TSE 30 July 2009 Thur)
  Sportswoman of the year 2010, Sahara Sports Award
  Olympians for Life by WOA.
  Honorary Doctorate degree (D. Litt) from North-Eastern Hill University on 29 March 2016 and (DPhil) from Kaziranga University on 14 January 2019

Awards Received

International Titles
Year Place Weight Competition Location
2001 2 48 AIBA Women’s World Championships Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
2002 1 45 AIBA Women’s World Championships Antalya, Turkey
2002 1 45 Witch Cup Pécs, Hungary
2003 1 46 Asian Women’s Championships Hisar, India
2004 1 41 Women’s World Cup Tønsberg, Norway
2005 1 46 Asian Women’s Championships Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2005 1 46 AIBA Women’s World Championships Podolsk, Russia
2006 1 46 AIBA Women’s World Championships New Delhi, India
2006 1 46 Venus Women’s Box Cup Vejle, Denmark
2008 1 46 AIBA Women’s World Championships Ningbo, China
2008 2 46 Asian Women’s Championships Guwahati, India
2009 1 46 AsianIndoor Games Hanoi, Vietnam
2010 1 48 AIBA Women’s World Championships Bridgetown, Barbados
2010 1 46 Asian Women’s Championships Astana, Kazakhstan
2010 3 51 Asian Games Guangzhou, China
2011 1 48 Asian Women’s Cup Haikou, China
2012 1 41 Asian Women’s Championships Ulan Bator, Mongolia
2012 3 51 Summer Olympics London, United Kingdom
2014 1 51 Asian Games Incheon, South Korea
2017 1 48 Asian Women’s Championships Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2018 1 45-48 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
2018 1 45-48 AIBA Women’s World Championships New Delhi, India

Mary kom is a legend of boxing but what be can learn from her is her attitude of conquering all the negative situation in life and fight with full power to achieve what you want in life.



I am ambitious driven person and a keen planner.