* Mary Kom was born in Morang Lamkhai, Kangtahi village in Churachandpur district of rural Manipur, India.  She came from a poor family.  His childhood was named Chungnejang.  My Kom's parents were named Mangte Tonpa Kom and Mangate Akham Kom.

 * He was a farmer who worked in jhum fields.  .  Kome went to school after helping her parents with farming.  He started learning athletics as a child, and later also started boxing.

 * Mary Kom's father was a keen wrestler in his younger days.  She was the eldest of three children - she has a younger sister and brother.

 * Mary Kom studied at the Loktak Christian Model High School in Moirang until her sixth grade and then at St Xavier Catholic School, Moirang until the eighth grade.  Mary Kom is a high school dropout, although she later completed her schooling and graduated from alternative methods.

 * After Meri Kom VIII, Kom went to Adimjati High School in Imphal for her schooling for Class IX and X, but did not pass the matriculation examination.  Not wishing for him to reappear, he left his school and took his exam from NIOS, Imphal and graduated from Churachandpur College.

 * His biggest inspiration was Dingko Singh, who won a gold medal in boxing at the 1998 Asian Games.  As a young girl, she faced opposition from her parents over the choice of her career as a boxer.

 * In school, Mary Kom participated in all types of sports including volleyball, football and athletics.  It was Dingko Singh's success that inspired him to move from athletics to boxing in 2000.  He made his first coach at Imphal.  Started training under Kosana Meetei.

 * When she was 15, she decided to leave her hometown to study at the Sports Academy in Imphal, the state capital.  An interview with the BBC recalled Mary Kom as a hard-working devoted hardworking girl who picked up the basics of boxing quickly.

 * He then underwent training at Khuman Lampak, Imphal, under Manipur State Boxing Coach M Narjeet Singh.  Kom kept his interest in secret boxing from his father, an ex-wrestler himself, because he was worried that boxing would hurt Kom's face and spoil the possibility of marriage.  However, he came to know when Kome's picture appeared in a newspaper after winning the State Boxing Championship in 2000.  Three years later, his father began supporting Kome's quest in boxing, as he understood his love of boxing.

 * Like some of the pages of a romantic book, Mary met Onler in 2000 as an act of luck.  She was traveling from Bangalore to Delhi with her companions by train.  His belongings were lost along with all his documents.  He had lost all his money and his passport as well.  Coming from a poor family, it was devastating for her.  She was absolutely helpless.  At that time, like a knight in shining armor, Onler came into her life.

 * Onler was the chairman of the North East Students' Body in Delhi at that time.  He met her and promised to help her.  They immediately became friends, he kept his promise and got him a new passport.  He collected money for himself to participate in his first World Amateur Boxing Championship in 2002.

 * They got married in 2005 after dating for four years.

"In Onler's words:" I had my own fate, but when I came to know it, it changed.  It is not whether she is very beautiful or she is famous.  I married him for his simplicity and desire to be a successful sportsman.  "The destiny only here was talking about football."  He was playing football, but gave up and supported Mary throughout her career.  "

 * After her marriage, Mary Kom took a short hiatus from boxing.  After she and Onler had their first two children, Kom resumed training.  She won a silver medal at the 2008 Asian Women's Boxing Championships in India and a fourth consecutive gold at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in China, followed by a gold medal at the 2009 Asian Indoor Games in Vietnam.

 * In 2010, Kom won a gold medal at the Asian Women's Boxing Championship in Kazakhstan, and at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Barbados, her fifth consecutive gold medal at the championship.

 * After the AIBA stopped using the 46 kg class, it competed in Barbados in the 48 kg weight class.  At the 2010 Asian Games, she competed in the 51kg category and won a bronze medal.  In 2011, she won a gold medal in the 48 kg category at the Asian Women's Cup in China.

 * On 3 October 2010, along with Sanjay and Harshit Jain, they honored to bear the Queen's baton at their inauguration ceremony held at the stadium for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.  However, she did not compete, as women's boxing was not included in the Commonwealth Games.

 * On 1 October 2014, she won her first gold medal at the Asian Games held in Incheon, South Korea, defeating Zaina Shekerbekova of Kazakhstan at the flyweight (51 kg) summit.

 * On November 2010, she won an unprecedented fifth gold medal ( 48 kg) at the ASBC Asian Confederation Women's Boxing Championships held in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

 * The only major international event she had not seen before the Commonwealth Games medal, as her category Light Flyweight was never included in the Games until the 2018 Commonwealth Games, where she was expected to win the Women's Lightweight 48 kg Pride.  Had earned a gold medal from

 * On 24 November 2018, she made history by becoming the first woman to win the 6th World Championship at the 10th AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships held in New Delhi, India.

 * In October 2019, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) named her as the female representative of the Boxing Athletes Ambassador Group for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.  

 * She is the only Indian female boxer to qualify and win an Olympic medal.

 * Mary Kom is the only female boxer to have won medals in six consecutive world championships.  She is the first Indian female boxer to win a gold medal at the Asian Games.

 * She is the first amateur in India to surpass many professional athletes in earnings, advertising and awards.  She is an advocate of animal rights, and is associated with animal rights organization, PETA India.

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