Mary Kom Sports Motivational Speaker
Mary Kom is a legendary Indian boxer who hails from Manipur and is a part of the Kom community. Having won the World Boxing champion a staggering 5 times, she went on to become the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships. She became the only Indian woman boxer to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics, competing in the flyweight (51 kg) category and went on to secure a bronze medal, a record that still stands till today. She was also ranked a lofty No. 4 in the AIBA World Women’s Ranking Flyweight category.
Having started her career in 2000, after her victory in the Manipur state women’s boxing championship and the regional championship in West Bengal, In 2001, Mary Kom started competing in the international arena. She made her debut at the tender age of 18, at the first AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in the United States. There, she took the world of Boxing by storm, by winning a silver medal in the 48 kg weight category, thus forcing the international boxing community to stand up and take notice. In 2002, Mary Kom bagged a gold medal in the 45 kg weight class at the second AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in Turkey. She also bagged a gold medal in the 45 kg weight category at the Witch Cup in Hungary all in one year.
In 2003, Mary Kom bagged a gold medal in the 46 kg weight class at the prestigious Asian Women’s Boxing Championship in India and the following year, she bagged yet another gold medal at the Women’s Boxing World Cup in Norway. In 2005, she added another medal to her collection, by bagging a gold medal at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship in Taiwan and the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in Russia. In 2006, she won a gold medal at the Venus Women’s Box Cup in Denmark and won gold again at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in India.
The 2012 London Olympics brought her the pride of India by becoming the first Indian women boxer to qualify and win a bronze medal at the Olympics. She took part in the 51 kg weight category and also became the third Indian woman to win an individual medal at the Olympics. In 2010, Mary Kom won a gold medal at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship in Kazakhstan and her fifth consecutive gold medal in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in Barbados. She competed in the 48 kg weight class because AIBA had discontinued using the 46 kg class. She also participated in the 51 kg weight class at the Asian Games and won a bronze medal.
In the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi, India, Mary Kom had the honor of holding the Queen’s Baton along with Vijender Singh for the opening ceremony run. However, she did not compete as a women’s boxing event was not a part of an event. In 2011, she won a gold medal in the 48 kg weight class at the Asian Women’s Cup in China. The following year, she won a gold medal in the 51 kg weight class at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship in Mongolia.
She won her first Gold Medal in the Asian Games in 2014 in Incheon, South Korea.
Some of her AWARDS and Achievements are as follows:
After a successful career inside the squared circle, she stepped into the world of motivational speaking and became Mary Kom motivational speaker. Right from her days inside the boxing ring, to her time as a motivational speaker, many wanted were intrigued by her and wanted to know more about Mary Kom.
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