28 Facts About M C Mary Kom

1. M C Mary Kom registered a unanimous 5:0 win over Kazakhstan's Aigerim Kassenayeva in the flyweight category.

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2. M C Mary Kom made the Incheon Games a memorable one winning her first gold in an Asian Games.

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3. M C Mary Kom began to dominate in the third round and dictated the pace of the proceedings.

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4. M C Mary Kom is ranked fourth in the 51-kg weight class, while Michalczuk is fifth.

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5. M C Mary Kom started her boxing career in 2000 and was a quick learner who preferred to be put through the same paces as the boys around her.

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6. M C Mary Kom had halted in Delhi on her way to the Punjab where the National Games were being held.

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7. M C Mary Kom has fought as a pinweight, in the 46-kg class, or as a light flyweight, the 48-kg category.

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8. M C Mary Kom was previously a track and field athlete but switched to boxing after being inspired by the success of fellow statesperson and boxer Dingko Singh.

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9. M C Mary Kom was born to a family of farmers in Kangethei, Manipur.

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10. M C Mary Kom went on to represent India in Boxing, 51 kg for the first time at the Olympics.

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11. With the support from her family and husband, M C Mary Kom started training again and rebuilt her body, stamina and strength.

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12. M C Mary Kom is a woman of substance who proved that everything is possible if you set your heart, body, mind and soul into your dream.

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13. M C Mary Kom got married early in the year 2005 to her longtime friend and support, Only.

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14. M C Mary Kom started winning early on and won her first silver in 2001.

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15. M C Mary Kom was inspired by athlete Dingko Singh and took to boxing.

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16. New Delhi: Five-time champion M C Mary Kom punched her way into the 48kg quarterfinals while another veteran Sarita Devi made an early exit after losing a hard-fought 60kg bout in the AIBA Women's World Championships here on Sunday.

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17. New Delhi: Home favourite M C Mary Kom will look to grab her historic sixth crown when she will begin her campaign at the Aiba Women's World Boxing Championships at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here from Thursday.

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18. New Delhi: Home favourite M C Mary Kom will look to grab her historic sixth crown when she will begin her campaign at the Aiba Women's World Boxing.

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19. New Delhi: Five-time champion M C Mary Kom punched her way into the 48kg quarterfinals while another veteran Sarita Devi made an early exit after losing a controversial 60kg bout in the AIBA Women's World Championships here on Sunday.

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20. M C Mary Kom will take on Wu Yu of China in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.

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21. In the first match, M C Mary Kom started the first round on a positive note, landing a few punches and jabs without taking much risk.

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22. M C Mary Kom registered a unanimous 5:0 win over Kazakhstan's Aigerim Kassenayeva in the flyweight.

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23. M C Mary Kom is an animal rights activist, and supporter of PETA India, starring in an ad to call for an end to the use of elephants in circuses.

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24. In 2015, M C Mary Kom became the first amateur to surpass several professional athletes in India in earnings, endorsements and awards.

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25. M C Mary Kom appeared on the final and last episode of the Super Fight League's mixed martial arts reality show—SFL Challengers.

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26. M C Mary Kom was accompanied to London by her mother and husband.

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27. M C Mary Kom was born in Kangathei village, Moirang Lamkhai in Churachandpur district of rural Manipur in eastern India.

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28. On 26 April 2016, M C Mary Kom was nominated by the President of India as a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament.

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