Tingmila Doungel (48 Kg)
Date of Birth: 27-12-2003
Place of Birth: Ngambeiphai, Manipur
Intro: Boxing legend Mary Kom has been an inspiration for generations of boxers and young Tingmila is yet another pugilist to be graced by her aura. Mary not only inspired her but also mentors her as she is one of the brightest prospects from the Mary Kom Boxing Academy in Manipur.
Coming from a background with no money, no food, no shoes and parent’s lack of interest in sports are only the beginning of the many obstacles that dragged Tingmila miles away from pursuing a life of an athlete. It, however, changed when she saw the biopic on the Olympic Medalist; she turned the tide despite all the challenges and hardships as she decided to go ahead and fulfil her dream of becoming a boxer.
While she took up boxing, it was a matter of time when the coaches from Mary Kom academy spotted her and took her under their wraps. Since then Tingmila dreams about only one thing, “to play for India and win medals.”
She finished with a gold in the same lightweight category as her idol, at the13thSilesian Boxing Championship in Poland. Though, Tingmila had already established her credentials prior to that too, when she had won the silver medal at both National Inter-School competition and Khelo India Games.
2018: 13th Silesian Boxing Championship, Poland: Gold
2018: Khelo India Games, Delhi: Silver
2017: Inter-school National Championship, Dehradun: Silver