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Indian boxer from manipur,Mary Kom was ranked number one the International Boxing Association (AIBA) in the Light Fly 45-48 kilogramme category, scoring 1700 points.

Nagaland CM congratulate Mary kom

Mary Kom set a new standard in amateur boxing without ever competing in professional boxing. In 2015, Kom became the first amateur to surpass several professional athletes in India in earnings, endorsements and awards. She is the first amateur athlete to win the Padma Bhushan.

  • The International Boxing Association (AIBA)awarded Mary Kom with the first AIBA Legends awards for “promising boxing career”
  • The International Boxing Association (AIBA)announced Mary Kom as the brand ambassador for 2016 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships
  • Padma Bhushan (Sports), 2013
  • Arjuna Award (Boxing), 2003
  • Padma Shri (Sports), 2006
  • Contender for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, 2007
  • People of the Year- Limca Book of Records, 2007
  • CNN-IBN & Reliance Industries’ Real Heroes Award 14.4. 2008 Mon
  • Pepsi MTV Youth Icon 2008
  • ‘Magnificent Mary’, AIBA 2008
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, 2009
  • International Boxing Association’s Ambassador for Women’s Boxing 2009 (TSE 30 July 2009 Thur)
  • Sportswoman of the year 2010, Sahara Sports Award
  • Olympians for Life

For the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics

  • ₹50 lakh (US$70,000) cash award from the Rajasthan Government
  • ₹50 lakh (US$70,000) cash award and two acres of land from the Manipur Government
  • ₹20 lakh (US$28,000) cash award from the Assam Government
  • ₹10 lakh (US$14,000) cash award from the Arunachal Pradesh Government
  • ₹10 lakh (US$14,000) cash award from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (India)₹40 lakh (US$56,000) cash award from the North Eastern Council
  • ‘Meethoileima’ title, Manipur Govt. (2018)

source – Wikipedia|Rising Northeast desk |Updated: January 11, 2019

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