10 Facts about Mary Kom

Post On: July 9, 2017
By: Agustina
In: Sports

You will be informed with the notable Olympic Indian boxer on Facts about Mary Kom. She was born on November 24, 1982. Her full name is Chungneijang Mery Kom Hmangte. She is from the Kom tribe in Manipur.  Kom rises to prominence as a World Amateur Boxing champion for five times. People are impressed with her talent. During the Summer Olympics 2012, she was the Indian woman who made into the qualification. Here are other impressive facts about Mary Kom:

Facts about Mary Kom 1: the competition

During the Summer Olympics 2012, she competed for the flyweight category with 51 kilogram. She earned a bronze medal.

Facts about Mary Kom 2: the rank

In the AIBA World Women’s Ranking Flyweight category, Kom took number four.

Facts about Mary Kom

Facts about Mary Kom

Facts about Mary Kom 3: a Gold Medal

In 2014, she participated in the Asian Games, which made her get a Gold Medal. She was the first Indian female who earned it. The competition was held in Incheon, South Korea.

Facts about Mary Kom 4: in 2016

President of India nominated her as a member of the upper house for Indian Parliament or Rajya Sabha on April 26th, 2016.

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Facts about Mary Kom 5: national observers for boxing

Kom took the role as a national observer for boxing after being appointed by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India in March 2017.

Mary Kom Facts

Mary Kom Facts

Facts about Mary Kom 6: the birthplace

The birthplace of Kom was located in Eastern India. It was in Kangthei village, Moirang Lamkhai in Churachandpur, Manipur. Her family was poor. Both of her parents worked in jhum fields as tenant farmers. During her younger days, her father was a keen wrestler.

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Facts about Mary Kom 7: athletic

Kom was interested with athletic since her teen. She was involved in a 400-m running and javelin.

Facts about Mary Kom 8: inspiration

She was inspired to do boxing after seeing a fellow Manipur, Dingko Singh returned to home with a gold medal after competing at Bangkok Asia games in 1998.

Facts about Mary Kom

Facts about Mary Kom

Facts about Mary Kom 9: as secret interest

Kom kept her interest of boxing as a secret from her father. He would concern that the face of Kom would be hurt because of boxing. It would be less chance for her to get married.

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Facts about Mary Kom 10:  support

Her father started to support her career as a boxer after three years seeing the picture of her daughter in a newspaper winning a state boxing championship in 2000.

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