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Chungneijang Mery Kom Hmangte also known as Mary Kom is an Olympic Indian boxer. She is the only woman boxer who have won five medals in "World Boxing Champion" out of six world championships. She was qualified for the 2012 Olympics, competing in "flyweight 51kgs" category and won the bronze medal. She has also been ranked No.4 AIBA "World Woman's Ranking Flyweight" category.

Biography

Mary Kom was born on 1 March 1983 to Mangte Tonpa Kom and Mangte Akham Kom. Her grandmother named her Chungneijang, which means "prosperous" in the Kom tribes dialect. Her parents were tenant farmers who worked in jhum fields. She has done her initial education from Loktak Christian Model High School, Morirang upto 6th class and upto 8th in St. Xavier Catholic School, Morirang, then she continued in Adimjati High School, Imphal but was failed. Later she gave her examination from NIOS, Imphal and graduated from Churachandpur College.

Personal Profile Details

Birth name : Mangte Chungneijang
Famous as : Mary Kom
Date of birth : 1 March 1983
Age: 34 years
Height : 5'2"
Weight : 51 Kg (approx)
Spouse : Karung Onkholer Kom
Children : Khupneivar Kom, Prince Chungthanglen Kom, Rechungvar Kom
Father : Mangte Tonpa Kom
Mother : Mangte Akham Kom
Brother : Mangte Khupreng Kom
Sister : Mangte Ahan Kom

Marriage/Husband/Kids

Boxer Mary Kom got married to Karung Onkholer Kom in the year 2005. The couple has three sons namely Khupneivar Kom, Prince Chungthanglen Kom and Rechungvar Kom.

Family

Mary Kom was born in Kangthei village, Moirang Lamkhai in Churachandpur district of rural Manipur in eastern India into a poor family. She is the eldest among three children. She has one younger sister named Mangte Ahan Kom and one younger brother, Mangte Khupreng.

Career

In school, Kom participated in all types of sports including volleyball, football and athletics. It was the success of Dingko Singh that inspired her to switch from athletics to boxing in 2000. She started her training under her first coach K. Kosana Meitei in Imphal. When she was 15, she took the decision to leave her hometown to study at the Sports academy in the state capital Imphal.

Thereafter she trained under the Manipur State Boxing Coach M. Narjit Singh, at Khuman Lampak, Imphal. After her marriage, Kom took a short hiatus from boxing. After she and Ongler had their first two children, Kom again started training. Kom, who had previously fought in the 46 and 48 kg categories, shifted to the 51 kg category after the world body decided to allow women's boxing in only three weight categories eliminating the lower weight classes.

At the 2012 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship, Kom was competing not just for the championship itself but also for a place at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, the first time women's boxing had featured as an Olympic sport. She was defeated in the 51 kg quarter-finals by Nicola Adams of the UK, but did succeed in getting a place for the Olympics.

She stood third in the competition and garnered an Olympic bronze medal. Though keen on representing India at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Kom was not able to qualify for the event.

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