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Mary Kom Autobiography titled Unbreakable unveiled

Dec 13, 2013 08:29 IST

Olympic medal-winning boxer M C Kom’s autobiography, titled Unbreakable was unveiled by the Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan on 9 December 2013.

Mary said that her struggle has been one that many in country face, especially women. The reason behind to pen down her story was so that others could read it and feel that if she could achieve what she had, so can they.

Mary kom was born on 1 March 1983 in Kangathei, Manipur, India. Mary Kom turned professional boxer after her victory in the Manipur state women's boxing championship in 2000.

Mary made her international debut at the first AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship held in the United States, where she bagged a silver medal in the 48 kg weight category. Subsequently, she won a gold medal in the 45 kg class at the second AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship in Turkey in 2002. Kom has total 5 world boxing championship titles in her name.

  • The government of India had awarded her with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2009, which is the country’s highest award given to a sportsman.
  • She also received the Arjuna Award in 2003 and Padma Shree Award in 2006.
  • She was also appointed the International Boxing Association’s Ambassador for Women’s Boxing in 2009.
  • She won bronze at Summer Olympics held in London in 2012.

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Who: Mary Kom

Where: Mumbai

What: Autobiography Unbreakable

When: 9 December 2013

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