MC Mary Kom: 5 Fascinating Things You Need to Know About the Indian Boxing Legend

MC Mary Kom is considered a GOAT when it comes to Indian boxers. She is one of the most well-accomplished amateur boxers (male or female) in the world. Currently, she advanced to the round of 16 in Tokyo 2020-2021 Olympic boxing. Here, we take a look at 5 fascinating things about MC Mary Kom.

She is Also A Politician

On 25 April 2016, the President of India nominated Kom as a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian parliament. In March 2017, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, appointed Mary Kom as the national observer for boxing.

A Dedicated Family Person

Outside of the boxing ring, Mary Kom is a dedicated family person. She is married to Karong Onkholer Kom and is a mother of three children.

Asian Amateur Boxing
Championships

Mary Kom is the only female in the world to win the Asian Amateur Boxing Championship six times. She is also the only Indian boxer (male or female) to become Asian Amateur Boxing Champion for a record six times.

Most World Championships
Wins

She is the only female boxer in the world to have won a medal in each one of the first seven World Championships. She is also the only boxer (male or female) in the world to win eight World Championship medals.

Ranked Worlds No. 1

She is ranked as the world's No. 1 female light-flyweight by the International Boxing Association (amateur) (AIBA).

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