Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom is an Indian boxer. Kom is a member of the Kom tribe of north-east India. She was born in Kangathei, Churachanpur, Manipur.
Since childhood, Kom has liked athletics and was good at them. She became interested in boxing after watching Dingko Singh in 2000. That same year, she began training with M. Narjit Singh (Manipur State Boxing Coach) at Khuman Lampak, Imphal.
Kom has won the World Boxing championship five times. She is the only woman to get a medal in all six world championships. She is also the only Indian woman to qualify for boxing in the 2012 London Olympics. At the 2013 Games, she competed in the flyweight category 51kg and won a bronze medal. As of August 2013, she was ranked as the number 3 in the AIBA World Women’s Ranking Flyweight category.