Mary Kom is the name of the most fascinating athlete on the planet. Mary Kom is an Amateur Boxer, Politician, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha. Mary Kom is the only female in the world who is a six-time World Amateur Boxing Champion and also the only female boxer to have won a medal in each one of the first seven World Championships, and the only boxer (male or female) to win eight World Championship medals. She was also the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the Asian Games (in 2014) and at the Commonwealth Games (2018).
Mary Kom was the only Indian female boxer to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics and competing in Flyweight (51 Kg Category) and won a Bronze Medal. She had also been ranked as the world’s No. 1 female light-flyweight by the International Boxing Association (amateur) (AIBA).
As of November 2018, Mary Kom is ranked as the No. 1 boxer in the women’s 45-48 kg category with 500 points along with Russia’s Paltceva Ekaterina. Kom is also the first Indian woman boxer to earn a Gold Medal at the Asian Games (2014 in Incheon, South Korea) and at the Commonwealth Games (2018 Gold Coast, Australia). Kom is also a member of the Rajya Sabha after being nominated by the President of India on 26 April 2016. Mary is an active supporter of wild animals
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|Full Name||Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte|
|Nickname||Mary Kom, Magnificent Mary|
|Birthday (DOB)||24 November 1982|
|Age||39 Years (as in 2021)|
|Birthplace||Kangathei, Manipur, India|
|Home Town||Kangathei, Manipur, India|
|Career Turning Point||2012 Summer Olympics|
|School||Loktak Christian Model High School, Moirang, Manipur, India|
St. Xavier Catholic School, Moirang, Manipur, India
Adimjati High School, Imphal, India
|University/College||Churachandpur College, Manipur, India (Manipur University)|
|Boxing Debut||Domestic: State Boxing Championship (2000)|
International: Women’s World Amateur Boxing Championship (2001)
|Last Updated||July 2021|
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Mary Kom Net Worth
A major contribution to Mary Kom’s Net Worth is her salary and prize money. According to caknowledge.com, Mary Kom’s net worth is approximately ₹7.42 crore. The six-time world champion’s net worth soared after her 2012 Olympics performance. Mary Kom received as many as ₹1.55 crores from various state governments and ministries across the country for the 2012 Olympics bronze medal win as per reports. She also receives ₹1 lakh as a monthly salary for being a Rajya Sabha MP. She was paid reportedly Rs. 25 lacs for the 2014 released Priyanka Chopra Movie Mary Kom.
|Net Worth (2021)||$ 1 Million|
|Net Worth In Indian Rupees||7 Crore INR|
|Monthly Income And Salary||5 Lakhs +|
|Yearly Income||50 Lakhs +|
|Last Updated||July 2021|
Mary Kom Endorsements and Mary Kom film
Mary Kom is not a popular figure when it comes to endorsements. However, she is associated with 25 brands including BSNL, Nestle Every Day, and Herba Life Nutrition. She was also named brand ambassador for PUMA in 2019 for the women’s training category. Mary Kom has been commercially managed by IOS Sports and Entertainment, an Indian talent management firm since 2008. Mary Kom was reportedly paid ₹25 lakh for the Mary Kom film where Hindi film actor Priyanka Chopra played her role.
Mary Kom Early Life
Mary Kom was born on 24 November 1982 in Kangathei village, Moirang Lamkhai in Churachandpur district of rural Manipur in India. Mary Kom was born in a very poor region of India. Mary Kom Parents were tenant farmers who worked in Jhum fields. Mary Kom grew up helping her parents with their work in farm-related chores and she also went to school and learn athletics initially. Mary Kom’s father was a Wrestler in his younger days. She had the quality of being responsible from the start itself, as she took care of her three younger siblings.
Mary Kom studied at Loktak Christian Model High School at Moirang up to her sixth standard and thereafter attended St. Xavier Catholic School, Moirang, up to class VIII. Mary Kom was very much interested in Playing different sports during her schooling days. she took a good amount of interest in athletics, especially Javelin and 400 meters running.
Mary Kom after the VIII standard, Kom moved to Adimjati High School, Imphal, for her schooling for classes IX and X, but was unable to pass the matriculation exam. Thereafter she quit her school and then she gave her exams from NIOS, Imphal, and completed her graduation from Churachandpur College.
Mary Kom in her Schooling days participated in many Sports like 400-meters, Volleyball and Football, etc. But She switches from athletics to Boxing in 2000 when she was inspired by the success of Dingko Singh. Then she started her training under her first Coach K. Kosana Meitei in Imphal. Mary Kom at the age of 15, took a decision to leave her hometown to study at a Sports Academy in the State Capital Imphal. Thereafter she trained under the Manipur State Boxing Coach M. Narjit Singh, at Khuman Lampak, Imphal. Mary Kom kept boxing a secret from her parents, especially from her Father because her father thought that boxing is a game of Male and it would hurt her face and spoil her chances of Marriage.
However, all the resistances made Mary stronger and more resilient by the day, the qualities of utmost importance for any boxer. By fighting against all odds, Mary proved that boxing was indeed in her blood.
Mary Kom Boxing Career
Mary Kom is one of the biggest boxing stars in the world. Mary Kom’s illustrious career took place at a very early age when she was only 15 years old she leaves her hometown and went to Sports Academy to study in Imphal. Her father initially did not agree with her choice of Sport as he was concerned that her face might get hurt her Face which will spoil the chances of her marriage. But later her father started supporting and understood her love for Boxing when she won the State Boxing Championship in 2000 and then Mary Kom Won her first Gold in World Championship in 2002 in Antalya and then went on to win Gold Medals five more times.
In the year 2005, Mary Kom Married Karung Onkholer Kom (Footballer). Kom took a short hiatus from boxing. After she and Onkholer had their first two children, Kom again started training.
In the 2008 Asian Women’s Boxing Championship, Mary Kom won Silver Medal and then Fourth Successive Gold Medal in AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in China. Gold Medal at the 2009 Asian Indoor Games in Vietnam. In 2010, Kom won the Gold medal at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship in Kazakhstan and her fifth consecutive gold at the 2010 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Barbados.
In the 2010 Asian Games, Kom competed in the 51 Kg category and won the Bronze medal. In 2011, she won gold in the 48 kg class at the Asian Women’s Cup in China.
In 2012, Mary Kom represented India in the Olympics and won Bronze Medal in the 51 Kg Category. And after that, she won many medals in many championships like- Gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games, fifth gold medal (48 kg) at the Asian Boxing Confederation (ASBC) women’s boxing championships. In 2018 Mary won Gold Medal in the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
On 24 November 2018, she created history by becoming the first woman to win 6 World Championships, achieving this feat at the 10th AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships held in New Delhi, India.
Mary Kom Family & Husband
|Father||Mangte Tonpa Kom (Farmer, Ex- Wrestler)|
|Mother||Mangte Akham Kom|
|Siblings||Chung, Nei, Jang (Younger)|
|Marital Status||Married (2005)|
|Husband||Karung Onkholer Kom (Footballer)|
|Children||Sons– Rechungvar Kom, Khupneivar Kom (Twins- b.2007), Prince Kom (b.2013)|
|Last Updated||July 2021|
Mary Kom Height, Weight & Physical Stats
|Height||in centimeters- 160 cm|
in meters- 1.60 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 3”
|Weight||50 Kg – in Kilograms|
110 lbs – in Pounds
2020 Olympics is the second-ever Olympics that the Indian boxing legend will ever experience. During an interview, she stated-
“EXPERIENCE ALLOWS ME TO CONTROL THE MOVEMENT OF BOUTS. I ENCOUNTER A LOT OF AGGRESSIVE AND FAST GIRLS NOW, BUT THEY DON’T HAVE THE EXPERIENCE, AND I GUARANTEE THAT IT BECOMES MY GREATEST WEAPON, YOU CAN BE THE MOST QUALIFIED AND THE QUICKEST BOXER AROUND, BUT I WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE EXPERIENCE TO FORMULATE HOW THE BOUT GOES. THIS WILL BECOME MY BIGGEST ADVANTAGE AT THE OLYMPICS.The 2020 Olympics will also be her final appearance in Olympics, and she exclaims that it would be very emotional and essential for her.
Mary Kom Achievements
|2001||Silver||48||Women’s World Amateur Boxing Championships|
|2002||Gold||45||Women’s World Amateur Boxing Championships|
|2003||Gold||46||Asian Women’s Championships|
|2004||Gold||41||Women’s World Cup|
|2005||Gold||46||Asian Women’s Championships|
|2005||Gold||46||Women’s World Amateur Boxing Championships|
|2006||Gold||46||Women’s World Amateur Boxing Championships|
|2006||Gold||46||Venus Women’s Box Cup|
|2008||Gold||46||Women’s World Amateur Boxing Championships|
|2008||Silver||46||Asian Women’s Championships|
|2009||Gold||46||Asian Indoor Games|
|2010||Gold||48||Women’s World Amateur Boxing Championships|
|2010||Gold||46||Asian Women’s Championships|
|2011||Gold||48||Asian Women’s Cup|
|2012||Gold||41||Asian Women’s Championships|
|2017||Gold||48||Asian Women’s Championships|
|2018||Gold||45-48||AIBA Women’s World Championships|
|2019||Bronze||51||2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships|
Mary Kom Awards
- Padma Vibhushan (Sports), 2020
- Padma Bhushan (Sports), 2013
- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, 2009
- Padma Shri (Sports), 2006
- Arjuna Award (Boxing), 2003
Other awards and recognition
- The International Boxing Association (AIBA) awarded Mary Kom with the first AIBA Legends awards for “promising boxing career”
- The International Boxing Association (AIBA) announced Mary Kom as the brand ambassador for 2016 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships
- People of the Year- Limca Book of Records, 2007
- CNN-IBN & Reliance Industries’ Real Heroes Award 14.4. 2008 Mon
- Pepsi MTV Youth Icon 2008
- ‘Magnificent Mary’, AIBA 2008
- International Boxing Association’s Ambassador for Women’s Boxing 2009 (TSE 30 July 2009 Thur)
- Sportswoman of the year 2010, Sahara Sports Award
- Olympians for Life by WOA
- Honorary Doctorate degree (D.Litt) from North-Eastern Hill University on 29 March 2016 and (DPhil) from Kaziranga University on 14 January 2019
Interesting Facts About Mary Kom
- Mary Kom is an Indian boxer who belongs to Kom tribal community in the north-eastern state of Manipur.
- Up to 8th standard, she studied in the village school, and later, for the 9th and 10th standards, she moved to Imphal. However, when she failed in her exams, she dropped out of school and decided to give her 10th exams privately.
- From her childhood, she was good at sports and got inspired by Indian boxer Dingko Singh, finally, at the age of 15, she decided to pursue boxing as a career.
- She kept her interest in boxing a secret from her father as he was concerned that boxing would hurt her face and spoil her chances of marriage.
- In 2001, when she participated in the national games, she met her husband, Onler, who was a law student at the Delhi University where they fell in love and got married in 2005.
- After marriage, she blessed with twin boys (2007), another son (2013) and took a break from boxing and soon resumed the boxing and won a silver medal in Asian Woman’s Boxing Championship in 2008.
- In 2012, she is the only woman boxer to qualify from India for the Olympics and won a bronze medal.
- She is the only woman boxer who won a medal in each one of the six world championships and a 5 times ‘World Amateur Boxing Champion’.
- She has also been ranked as No. 4 in AIBA World Women’s Ranking Flyweight category.
- She is the brand ambassador for the ‘Super Fight League’ and has also appeared in its final episode.
- In 2014, based on her, a biopic film ‘Mary Kom’ was made by Omung Kumar.
- On 26 April 2016, she was nominated by the President of India as a member of the Parliament in the Rajya Sabha.
- In March 2017, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, designated her, along with Indian boxer Akhil Kumar, as a national observer for boxing.
- She is an animal rights activist and supporter of PETA India.
- Besides being a boxing champion, she has also got a melodious voice, and in 2018, she took social media by storm by singing Lata Mangeshkar‘s popular song “Ajeeb Dastan Hai Ye.”
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FAQs About Mary Kom
Q: Who is Mary Kom?
Ans- Mary Kom is an Indian Amateur Boxer, Politician, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha. A Bronze medalist in the 2012 Summer Olympics. She is the only woman boxer who won a medal in each one of the six world championships and a 5 times ‘World Amateur Boxing Champion’.
Q: What is the Age of Mary Kom?
Ans- Mary Kom was born on 24 November 1982. As of 2021, Her age is 39 Years.
Q: What is the Net Worth of Mary Kom?
Ans- Mary Kom Approx Net Worth is $1 Million to $4Million.
Q: What is the height of Mary Kom?
Ans- The height of Mary Kom in Feet inches is 5’3” and in centimeters- 160 cm.
Q: What is the name of Mary Kom’s Husband?
Ans- Mary Kom Husband’s name is Karong Onkholer Kom (m. 2005).