Mary Kom - Profile
Mary Kom is undoubtedly one of the most renowned Indian amateur boxer . Mary Kom is the only female to become World Amateur Boxing champion for a record six times, the only female boxer to have won a medal in each one of the first seven World Championships, and the only boxer (male or female) to win eight World Championship medals.
Mary Kom is an inspiration who has proven that In life through sheer grit , determination and her will to fight against all odds and an attitude to never give up you can overcome all hurdles .Mary today a mother of three sons, is a role model for Women and many men as she has proven that If you have passion and relentlessly work hard to pursue your dreams, then you will succeed in life and sports.
Mary Kom is the only Indian female boxer to have qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics, She had also been ranked as the world's No. 1 female light-flyweight by AIBA. Mary became the first Indian female boxer to win a gold medal in the Asian Games in 2014 at Incheon, South Korea and is the first Indian female boxer to win gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She is also the only boxer to become Asian Amateur Boxing Champion for a record six times.
Mary was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award, in 2020. In 2016, she was nominated as a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian parliament.
Born within the small village of Kangathei, Manipur, her parents worked as labourers on a farm. Mary had a tough childhood and working as well as taking care of her siblings was a part and parcel of her life. Even though she quit her studies very early, it did not stop her from pursuing her dreams.
Her hard work paid off and she won a Gold Medal in Asian Games in 1998. The win motivated her, and she decided to pursue her career as a professional boxer with renewed zeal - a decision that would change her life. She faced a lot of opposition from her parents as they considered boxing an unsuitable sport for a young girl.Mary Kom became an inspiration for women, when she broke the stereotype that married women especially mothers cannot become successful athlete, through her grit and determination.
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