| Full Name: Mangte Chungneijang Merykom
Born: 1 March, 1983 (age 29)
Sports: BoxingWeight: 51kg (Flyweight)
Mother of two and Five-times world amateur boxing champion M.C. Mary Kom took boxing as a challenge and she didn’t even inform her parents about it.
They came to know about her daughter’s career only when one of her photographs was published in a newspaper after she won a title.
In spite of having won the World Cup five times, Mary Kom still lacks the kind of support a champ of her calibre deserves.
The 29-year-old boxer won her world amateur titles at 46 and 48kg but the lightest of the three weight categories in London will be 51kg.
The fans would hope that Mary not only qualifies for the prestigious games but also knocks her opponents to win a medal!
First Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 18:54