MC MARY KOM
Date of Birth: 03-01-1983
Place of Birth: Kangthei, Manipur
Style: South Paw
Mother of three children, Mary Kom is a legendary figure and central to Indian boxing. A six-time world champion and the only Indian woman to win an Olympic medal in 2012, she is the lone woman boxer in the country to win a gold medal at the Asian Games.
From being a school dropout to attaining stardom, Mary Kom, inspired by the legendary Muhammad Ali, fought opposition from parents and neighbours. The pugilist represented her state of Manipur and the country for years, winning laurels across the world.
The decorated Indian boxer is the first amateur Indian athlete to win the Padma Bhushan. The Manipuri is an inspiration for women in India from all walks of life. Mary was inducted into the AIBA Hall of Fame for her all-time contributions.
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