39 Facts About Mary Kom

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

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2. Mary Kom was inspired by athlete Dingko Singh and took to boxing.

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3. 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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4. Mary Kom was born in Kangathei village, Moirang Lamkhai in Churachandpur district of rural Manipur in Northeastern India.

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5. Mary Kom was born to a family of farmers in Kangethei, Manipur.

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6. Mary Kom will aim for a historic sixth gold at the AIBA Women's World Championships, the build up of which has been marred by a row over lone Kosovan boxer's participation and poor quality air in the national capital.

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7. Mary Kom has celebrated the total number of 35 birthdays till date.

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8. Mary Kom met with the K Onler Kom in 2001 in New Delhi.

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9. Mary Kom was born on 1st March 1983 in Kangathei in Churachandpur District of Manipur in eastern India.

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10. 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, Mary Kom started training again and rebuilt her body, stamina and strength.

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12. Mary Kom started winning early on and won her first silver in 2001.

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13. Mary Kom kept her interest of boxing as a secret from her father.

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14. Mary 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.

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15. Mary Kom rises to prominence as a World Amateur Boxing champion for five times.

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16. At the same time, the Swede added that Mary Kom has it in her to deal with pressure.

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17. Mary Kom got her 2018 Women's World Boxing Championship campaign off to a winning start against Kazakhstan's Algerim Kassanayeva.

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18. 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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19. Mary Kom picks younger boxers as bigger threat, says ready for them.

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20. Mary Kom leads the Indian contingent at the World's Boxing.

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21. New Delhi: Five-time champion MC Mary Kom punched her way into the 48kg.

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22. 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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23. Mary Kom has reached the quarters of the World Boxing Championships.

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24. Mary Kom has admitted as much: "The game has grown tremendously since 2001.

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25. Mary Kom remembers the 2006 edition of the tournament vividly.

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26. Mary Kom is currently tied with Katie Taylor of Ireland on five gold in the World Championships.

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27. Mary Kom was all smiles afterwards, but Yadav knew she was already thinking of how she could improve.

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28. Mary Kom says the change has happened over the past six years.

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29. Mary Kom might not have had anything to prove, but try telling that to her.

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

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32. Mary Kom set a new standard in amateur boxing without ever competing in professional boxing.

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33. 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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34. Mary Kom was accompanied to London by her mother and husband.

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35. In 2010, Mary Kom won the gold medal at the Asian Women's Boxing Championship in Kazakhstan, and at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship in Barbados, her fifth consecutive gold at the championship.

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

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37. On 26 April 2016, 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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38. Mary Kom gears up for sixth World Championships gold, wants to create new memories.

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39. Mary Kom shared a video of the friendly match with sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Twitter.

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