Tokyo Olympics: There is no answer to their punch, you must know the name 'Mary Kom'


Ever wanted to become an athlete, but even Mary Kom did not know that she would be associated with boxing in such a way that she would become the pride of India. Mary Kom was born on 24 November 1982 in a small village in Manipur. Mary Kom suffered due to inconvenience, poverty, restrictions of society, but the dedication was so much that all these things were left behind and success started kissing her feet. Mary Kom was inclined towards athletics, but in 1999 when she saw some girls in the boxing ring at the Khuman Lumpak Sports Complex, she wondered why not me. Apart from this, the success of Manipur's boxer Dinko Singh also attracted her to this sport.

Mary Kom is a light flyweight amateur boxer and the first female boxer to have won the World Boxing Championships six times, while she is the only boxer in the world to have won eight titles in the same event. He won the World Championship title in the years 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2018, while he won the silver medal in 2001 and the bronze medal in 2019. She is the only female boxer from India who qualified for the 2012 London Olympics and won a bronze medal. Because of his success, he was made a member of the Rajya Sabha on 25 April 2016 by the then President of India.

Apart from this, Mary Kom has also won the title twice in the Asian Games. In the year 2010, he won the bronze medal and in 2014 he won the gold. Talking about the Asian Championships, he won gold medals in 2003, 2005, 2010, 2012, and 2017, while silver medals in 2008 and 2021. Apart from this, he won gold medals in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. He won the gold medal in the 2009 Asian Indoor Games. Due to his immense success, he was made a member of the Rajya Sabha by the then President of India on 25 April 2016. Apart from this, he has been honored with Arjuna Award, Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.