Incresting the country’s heart with yet another gold, India’s pro boxer, MC Mary Kom claimed her sixth world title as the best pugilist at the 10th World Women’s Boxing Championship. The 35-year old boxer from Manipur has earlier been celebrated through her biopic movie depicting her invincible strength, endurance and determination. A true patriot, Mary Kom dedicated her recent win to the honour of her country. While Mary Kom’s world win is a moment of immense pride for our country, the true celebration is in her sportsmanship (sports(woman)ship, to be appropriate) and humility. Here’s why Mary Kom has always been punching her way to the country’s pride, in the ring and even outside:
A Dazzle Of A Debut
The first ever AIBA Women’s World Championship in 2001 was also a debut for Mary Kom. After a shiny silver victory that year, Mary Kom went for her second world championship in 2002 were she backed the gold. Ever since then, Kom has been punching her way through pindowns and victories.
Made The Bronze Look Big
At the London Olympics of 2012 when the event introduced women’s boxing for the very first time, Mary Kom made sure that India did not miss a medal
Although she won a bronze, the country took pride in her commendable representation and award-winning efforts.
The 5 Win Glory
From someone like Mary Kom, the gold cannot stay away for too long. At the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship, Mary Kom won the world title 5 times. She was won the championship in 2003, 2005, 2010, 2012 and 2017. And now, she’s at her 6th victory working towards many more to come.
Making Womanhood Worth It
The 35-year old Mary Kom is unstoppable and invincible. She is a true example of the fact that when there’s passion and determination involved, winning is a sure thing. Now, whether its being an ace boxer, a doting wife or a pro mother, nothing can come in the way of a women who’re committed to their dreams. Mary Kom is a wife and a mother of three and with her continuous wins at various world championships, she is also the most celebrated daughter of India.
Raising Real Men
In an open letter to her three sons, Mary Kom talked about the issues of molestation, rape and discrimination against women. She wrote to her sons about how men should treat women and how they should grow up on the grounds of respect and equality towards them. She also spoke about how strong and respectable it is for her husband and their father to be ‘house husband’ and how that term deserves respect and not derogation.
Mary Kom is an inspiration to many-in sports and in life. We celebrate her past, present and future!