Indian Boxing Champion: Mary Kom.

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi

Mary Kom is one of the most decorated boxers in the world. She quit her school after Class 8 and gave her examination from NIOS, Imphal and graduated from Churachandpur College.
The success of Dingko Singh inspired her to take up boxing. She started her training under the guidance of M. Narjit Singh in Imphal. She has been an inspiration to many women boxers in India and the world. Mary runs a female-only fight club at Imphal to teach girls to defend themselves against sexual violence. Her auto-biography “Unbreakable” was released in 2013. Mary Kom, the movie released this year and the lead role was portrayed by Priyanka Chopra.
Her incredible achievements over the years:

Asian Women’s Boxing Championship:
Gold – 2003 Hisar
Gold – 2005 Kaohsiung
Silver – 2008 Guwahati
Gold – 2010 Astana
Gold – 2012 Ulaanbaatar

Women’s World Amateur Boxing Championships:
Silver – 2001 Scranton
Gold – 2002 Antalya
Gold – 2005 Podolsk
Gold – 2006 New Delhi
Gold – 2008 Ningpo City
Gold – 2010 Bridgetown

Asian Games:
Bronze – 2010 Guangzhou
Gold – 2014 Incheon

Olympic Games:
Bronze – 2012 London