The Magnificent Mary Kom

The Mary Kom
The Mary Kom

Last year, while I was in Shillong, I remember watching a procession on the streets of Laitumkhrah; it was for the occasion of Mother Mary feast. There she was – the divine Mother Mary’s figurine being led from one corner of the city to another.

And then, few days later, the same streets were full of advertisements featuring another Mary, a boxer who belongs to the state of Manipur. It was Mary – Mary Kom, a lady not a bit less divine. How divine, do you ask? Well, her strength, confidence and hard work speak about her divinity, no doubt about it.

The lady in focus

The lady in focus

When in action, this lady delivers a feast of and from her fists; here is a list of her achievements so far:

International titles

Year

Place

Weight

Competition

Location

2001 Second 48 Women’s World Amateur Boxing Championships Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
2002 First 45 Women’s World Amateur Boxing Championships Antalya, Turkey
2002 First 45 Witch Cup Pécs, Hungary
2003 First 46 Asian Women’s Championships Hisar, India
2004 First 41 Women’s World Cup Tønsberg, Norway
2005 First 46 Asian Women’s Championships Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2005 First 46 Women’s World Amateur Boxing Championships Podolsk, Russia
2006 First 46 Women’s World Amateur Boxing Championships New Delhi, India
2006 First 46 Venus Women’s Box Cup Vejle, Denmark
2008 First 46 Women’s World Amateur Boxing Championships Ningbo, China
2008 Second 46 Asian Women’s Championships Guwahati, India
2009 First 46 Asian Indoor Games Hanoi, Vietnam
2010 First 48 Women’s World Amateur Boxing Championships Bridgetown, Barbados
2010 First 46 Asian Women’s Championships Astana, Kazakhstan
2010 Third 41 Asian Games Guangzhou, China
2011 First 48 Asian Women’s Cup Haikou, China
2012 First 41 Asian Women’s Championships Ulan Bator, Mongolia
2012 Third 51 Summer Olympics London, United Kingdom

(Courtesy: Wikipedia)

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