Mary Kom: The Life Story Of A Superstar

Mary Kom, an excellent sports woman from India has won World Amateur Boxing Championship for five times. Known as ‘Magnificent Mary’, the lady  is the first Indian woman to receive gold medal in Asian games.

Mary Kom

Her Life:

Born on March 1st, 1983 in a poor family in the town Kangathei. Mary has a great interest in the field of boxing since childhood. She was considered as ‘Tom Boy’ in her schooling years. Mary completed her primary education from Loktak Christian Model high school. After completing her graduation from college, Mary was inspired to make boxing as her full time career option. Mary was greatly influenced by the victory of gold medalist Dingko Singh’s in Asian games held in 1998. Mary faced a bit discouragement in the initial stage of her boxing career. However, after few years she got the true support and encouragement from her family. For her great struggle, efforts and excellent boxing skills, the Manipur’s government decided to Name the road lining of the village on the name of Mary Kom. They have honored Mary with the post of Additional Superintendant of police. Mary is the only Female boxer to get her inclusion in 2012 summer Olympics. Mary is considered as an active member of sports authority of India. The lady is the lead founder of Regional Boxing Academy, established in Manipur. Mary is married to Mr. K. Onler Kom. She has two children. According to Mary, her husband is her lucky charm. He is a caring and supporting person and the right partner for her.


The readers would be surprised to know that Marry always tried to hide her boxing passion from her family. Her father was strictly against the sports. She thought that her family members would not support her. At the age of 18, she made her debut in the world boxing championship. And her success journey started from this point. After a few years Mary became the defending champion at third women world boxing championship. Kom won the gold medal for the second Asian women’s championship at Hisar. She was awarded with the gold medal at second AIBA world women’s senior boxing championship. Mary is the first Indian woman to receive India’s prestigious Arjuna Award for her excellent boxing skills. Her father was there at the ceremony, he was happy for the daughter’s success. Mary was awarded with the gold medal at world women’s boxing tournament in Tonsberg. Further in 2006, Mary again won the 46 kg division gold medal at the AIBA world women’s senior boxing championship.

The lady was honored with the India’s second most prestigious award ‘Padam Shree’. Her name was included as the contender for Rajiv Gandhi Khel award, 2007. Mary also won the People’s award in the year 2007. She has registered her name in the Limca book of records, for her amazing boxing skills. The Reliance Industries have awarded Mary with the title ‘Real Hero’. Mary also won the Rajiv Gandhi khel Ratna award in the year 2009. Mary Kom is presently serving as the Ambassador of International Boxing Association.

The recent movie Mary Kom is completely based on the life of Kom, the movie revealed her struggle and success story. The legendary actress Priyanka chopra played the role of Mary. The actress did a great job and completely transformed herself to play the character of Mary Kom in the film. The movie had its Premier at TIFF. The movie was greatly appreciated by viewers. The movie successfully showcased the personal and professional life of Mary. After watching the movie, the people got to know more about the lady. The movie contains the special moments of Mary’s life like her boxing training, falling in love, getting married, her children and finally getting success in her dream sports career. The film was set in Mary’s hometown, Manipur. Priyanka felt Mary Kom as the hardest film she has ever worked in.

Indians should be proud to be the part of a nation where such talents live. India has seen many sports person doing great on international platforms. However Mary is the special one, she herself created a history. Media24by7 wishes her luck to get more success in her boxing career and to bring more awards and enhance the glory of nation.

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