Tokyo Olympians – The world’s most successful woman boxer, India’s Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte
The Tokyo Olympic Games is ahead of us the re-scheduled event will be held in Japan between July 23 and August 8. The Asian Boxing Confederation introduces our quota holders firstly the women boxers who qualified already to Tokyo through the Asian & Oceanian Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event which was held in Amman, Jordan on March 2020.
India’s Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte was born in Kangathei, Manipur on March 1 in 1983 and began boxing in 2000 when women’s boxing was established and the international events have been launched. Mary Kom is India’s national boxing icon, their diamond who is one of their most popular sportswoman in the country.
She attended at the first edition of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Scranton, United States where she earned silver medal at the age of 18. Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte won her first AIBA world title in 2002 and achieved five-in-a-row gold medals at the light flyweight (48kg) until the Bridgetown edition which was held in 2010. She won these AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Antalya, in Podolsk, in New Delhi, in Ningbo City and in Barbados’ capital in Bridgetown.
Following those successes, she moved up to the flyweight (51kg) in 2011 due to the Olympic chance and she qualified to the Games. Mary Kom impressed also in the London 2012 Olympic Games and claimed bronze medal in her new weight category. She earned gold at the Incheon 2014 Asian Games at the flyweight (51kg) two years after the Olympics.
The currently 38-year-old Indian veteran returned to the light flyweight (48kg) in 2018 to achieve her sixth title in the New Delhi edition. She has done a successful mission and celebrated her next gold medal in the front of the home crowd. Mary Kom claimed also five amazing gold medals in the history of the Asian Women’s Boxing Championships between 2003 and 2017.
She is a mother and the most successful female boxer in the history of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships since 2001. Mary Kom claimed bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games but the title is missing from her collection yet. The Indian veteran achieved bronze at the Asian & Oceanian Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event and secured her spot for the Tokyo Olympics on March 2020.
Name: Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte
Country : India
Gender : Woman
Date of birth : 01/03/1983
Height : 158cm
Weight category : 51kg
Residence : Manipur
Stance : Southpaw
2020 – Asian & Oceanian Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event (Amman, JOR) – Bronze
2019 – AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships (Ulan-Ude, RUS) – Bronze
2018 – AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships (New Delhi, IND) – Gold
2018 – Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (Gold Coast, AUS) – Gold
2017 – ASBC Asian Women’s Boxing Championships (Ho Chi Minh City, VIE) – Gold
2014 – Incheon 2014 Asian Games (Incheon, KOR) – Gold
2012 – London 2012 Olympic Games (London, GBR) – Bronze
2012 – ASBC Asian Women’s Boxing Championships (Ulaanbaatar, MGL) – Gold
2010 – AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships (Bridgetown, BAR) – Gold
2010 – ASBC Asian Women’s Boxing Championships (Astana, KAZ) – Gold
2008 – AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships (Ningbo, CHN) – Gold
2006 – AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships (New Delhi, IND) – Gold
2005 – AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships (Podolsk, RUS) – Gold
2005 – Asian Women’s Boxing Championships (Kaohsiung, TPE) – Gold
2003 – Asian Women’s Boxing Championships (Hisar, IND) – Gold
2002 – AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships (Antalya, TUR) – Gold
2001 – AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships (Scranton, USA) – Silver
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