MC Mary Kom

India IND

Boxing

  • Olympic Medals
    1 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    London 2012
  • Year of Birth
    1983
Olympic Results

Biography

MC Mary Kom

Mary Kom is, without doubt, one of the most fascinating athletes on the planet. It’s no wonder that she has already had a feature film made about her life: Kom’s story is remarkable. Born in a poor region of India, it looked likely that she would end up working the land with her family.

But – overcoming the objections from her family – she moved to the city, became a boxer after persuading a local coach to take her on, and worked her way up to becoming a champion.

Kom has since won a medal at all eight AIBA World Boxing Championships since its inception in 2001 (six golds, a silver and a bronze, most recently in 2019), risen to no.1 in the AIBA world rankings for a flyweight, and competed at the London 2012 Olympic Games, winning a bronze medal after being beaten by eventual champion Nicola Adams.

She was also the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the Asian Games (in 2014) and at the Commonwealth Games (2018).

But she is a trailblazer in more ways than one. Kom has combined fighting with being a mother of three young children, she runs a sports club in her native Manipur, training youngsters to box for free, and she has become a member of the Indian Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha, campaigning on numerous issues for her fellow citizens.

She is an Indian national hero already – but there could yet be an amazing final chapter to her sporting career. Kom is determined to make it to Tokyo 2020 and win a gold medal. What an achievement that would be – and what a fitting end it could be to a glorious boxing career.

Olympic Results

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Tokyo 2020

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Women's Fly (48-51kg)
Women's Fly (48-51kg) Boxing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

London 2012

B
Flyweight (48-51 kilograms)
Flyweight (48-51 kilograms) Boxing