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Olympic-bound boxer Mary Kom receives her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Command Hospital in Pune.

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Rajya Sabha MP Mary Kom at Parliament House during the ongoing Monsoon Session, in New Delhi.

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Rajya Sabha MP Mary Kom at Parliament House on the opening day of Monsoon Session, in New Delhi.

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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and Boxer MC Mary Kom pose for photographs during the launch ceremony of the 1st Khelo India Spicejet flight, in New Delhi.

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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju with boxer MC Mary Kom and SpiceJet CEO Ajay Singh during the launch ceremony of the 1st Khelo India Spicejet flight, in New Delhi.

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Boxing great MC Mary Kom and sports minister Kiren Rijiju during a promotional programme. Kom is also a Member of the Parliament (Rajya Sabha). Photo: PTI

Boxer Mary Kom after her bout against Nikhat Zareen in the 51kg category finals of the women's boxing trials for Olympics 2020 qualifiers, in New Delhi

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Boxer Mary Kom after her bout against Nikhat Zareen in the 51kg category finals of the women's boxing trials for Olympics 2020 qualifiers, in New Delhi

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Boxer Mary Kom after her bout against Nikhat Zareen in the 51kg category finals of the women's boxing trials for Olympics 2020 qualifiers, in New Delhi

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Boxer Mary Kom during her bout against Nikhat Zareen in the 51kg category finals of the women's boxing trials for Olympics 2020 qualifiers, in New Delhi

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Rajya Sabha MP MC Mary Kom arrives at the Parliament House during the ongoing Winter Session, in New Delhi.

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Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presents a memento to Boxing champion MC Mary Kom after the first day's play of the 1st pink-ball day/night cricket test match between India and Bangladesh, at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

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Six-time champion MC Mary Kom (51kg) poses with her bronze medal at the 2019 edition of the AIBA World Boxing Championships, in Ulan-Ude, Russia.

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Six-time champion MC Mary Kom (51kg) in action against Turkey's Busenaz Cakiroglu during the World Women's Boxing Championships in Ulan-Ude, Russia, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Mary Kom, seeded third, lost 1-4 to second seed Cakiroglu.

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Six-time champion MC Mary Kom (51kg) after losing her bout against Turkey's Busenaz Cakiroglu during the World Women's Boxing Championships in Ulan-Ude, Russia. Mary Kom, seeded third, lost 1-4 to second seed Cakiroglu.

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India's Mary Kom (51kg) during a bout with Colombia's Valencia Victoria at AIBA's Women's World Championship, in Ulan-Ude, Russia.

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India's Mary Kom (51kg) during a bout with Colombia's Valencia Victoria at AIBA's Women's World Championship, in Ulan-Ude, Russia. Kom defeated Victoria 5-0 and advanced to semi-finals.

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Rajya Sabha MP and Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom at Parliament House during the Budget Session, in New Delhi.

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Indian boxer MC Mary Kom, who won gold in the 51kg category, poses along with other medal winners Jamuna Boro (L), Simranjit (R) and Monika (2nd R) at President's Cup, in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia.

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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju wearing boxing gloves poses with World Champion boxer Mary Kom for photographs at Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi.

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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju in a mock fight with World Champion boxer Mary Kom during a visit to Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi.

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India's Mc Mary Kom (R) punches Nepal's Mala Rai after their bout at the 2nd edition of India Open International Boxing Tournament 2019, in Guwahati.

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Bollywood actor Sushmita Sen, Olympic medallist M C Mary Kom, Tennis player Mahesh Bhupati at the launch of 'Karnika' India's first flagged cruise line, in Mumbai

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She’s not dressed like a rockstar, nor was she kitted out for a springy, punchy performance. The Aud­ie­nce at Goafest 2019 had a ringside view of Mary Kom’s sup­erb rendition of What’s Up by 4 Non Blondes. You know her right hooks; respect her vocal chords too.

Boxer Mary Kom poses for photos during media interaction for 'TATA Mumbai marathon' press conference, in Mumbai.

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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal giving away Honorary Doctorate to Six Time World Amateur Boxing Champion Padma Bhushan M.C Mary Kom at the 5th convocation ceremony of Kaziranga University at Jorhat, Assam.

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Indian boxer Mary Kom during a training session on the eve of her semi-final bout in the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018.

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Indian boxer Mary Kom gets emotional as she celebrates after winning the final match of women's light flyweight 45-48 kg against Ukraine's Hanna Okhota at AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, in New Delhi, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018.

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Ace boxer MC Mary Kom (in black) takes part in Gunj Mahotsav, a tribal festival, at Silli near Ranchi.

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Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Sanjay Gandhi and boxer Mary Kom inaugurate the second Inter-Child Care Institutional Festival 'Hausla - 2018', at JLN Stadium, in New Delhi.

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Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Sanjay Gandhi and ace boxer Mary Kom during the inauguration of the second Inter-Child Care Institutional Festival 'Hausla - 2018', at JLN Stadium, in New Delhi.

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Indian boxer Mary Kom celebrates gold medal after winning the final match of women's light flyweight 45-48 kg against Hanna Okhota of Ukraine at AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, in New Delhi.

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Indian boxer Mary Kom (in Blue) gets emotional as she celebrates after winning the final match of women's light flyweight 45-48 kg against Ukraine's Hanna Okhota at AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, in New Delhi.

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India’s Mary Kom exchanges punches with Hyang Kim of Peoples Republic of Korea in 45-48kg category during the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, in New Delhi.

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Indian boxer Mary Kom (in Blue) celebrates after winning the semifinal match of women's light flyweight 45-48 kg against North Korea's Kim Hyang Mi at AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, in New Delhi.

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India’s Mary Kom is declared winner against Hyang Kim of Peoples Republic of Korea in 45-48kg category during the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, in New Delhi.

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Indian boxers (L-R) Lovlina Borgohain, Mary Kom, Simranjit Kaur and Sonia Chahal pose for photos during a training session on the eve of their semi-final bout in the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, in New Delhi.

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Indian boxer Mary Kom with women's boxing team coach Raffaele Bergamasco and coach Chhote Lal Yadav during a training session on the eve of her semi-final bout in the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, in New Delhi.

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Indian boxer MC Mary Kom reacts after defeating China's Wu Yu in the quarterfinals of women's light flyweight 45-48 kg category bout at AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, in New Delhi.

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Indian boxer MC Mary Kom reacts after defeating China's Wu Yu in the quarterfinals of women's light flyweight 45-48 kg category bout at AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, in New Delhi.

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India's Mary Kom is declared winner against Aigerim Kassenayeva of Kazakhstan in the women's light flyweight 48 kg category at AIBA Women's World Boxing Championshipos, in New Delhi.

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India's Mary Kom (blue) fights against Aigerim Kassenayeva of Kazakhstan in the women's light flyweight 48 kg category at AIBA Women's World Boxing Championshipos, in New Delhi.

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Boxer MC Mary Kom during a practice session for AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, at IG Stadium in New Delhi.

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Interim President of the International Boxing Association Gafur Rakhimov shakes hands with Indian flagbearer boxer MC Mary Kom as Boxing Federation of India President Ajay Singh (2nd R) looks on, at the opening ceremony of Women's World Boxing Championship, at IG Stadium in New Delhi.

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India's flagbearer boxer MC Mary Kom addresses at the opening ceremony of Women's World Boxing Championship, at IG Stadium in New Delhi.

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Boxer and brand ambassador of the 10th Women's World Championship, MC Mary Kom, gestures as she addresses a press conference ahead of 'AIBA women's World Boxing Championship 2018' at IG Stadium, in New Delhi. BFI President Ajay Singh is also seen.

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Boxer MC Mary Kom during a practice session ahead of the 'AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships 2018' at IG Stadium in New Delhi.

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Not that ‘Supershtar’ needs advance publicity for his films like other mortals, but a boxer’s pose with the inimitable Mary Kom in Chennai can only bring Rajnikanth luck. In case you have forgotten, 2.0 is out later this month. Mind it!

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India’s five-time Boxing champion Mary Kom called on superstar Rajinikanth at his Poes Garden residence in Chennai. Mary Kom was in Chennai to attend an event organised by Latha Rajinikanth as the chief guest.

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India’s most decorated boxer has won the AIBA World Amateur Champion­ships an inc­r­edible five times (in three weight categories), starting in 2002. Besides, the Mani­puri boxer, now 35, won an Olympic bronze in 2012 and the 2018 CWG title.

Brand Ambassador of Tribes India and World Boxing Champion Mary Kom interacts with folk artists during the launch of 'Punch Tantra Collection', in New Delhi.

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Boxing champion M C Mary Kom won Gold in 48kg event during the 13th Silesian Open Boxing Tournament for women in Gliwice, Poland

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Boxer Mary Kom poses for a selfie with the members of Indian contingent for the Asian Games 2018, during their send-off ceremony in New Delhi.

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Boxer MC Mary Kom arrives to attend the Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Boxer Mary Kom obliges a fan with a picture at the send-off ceremony of the Indian contingent for Special Olympics Unified Cup 2018, in New Delhi.

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Boxer Mary Kom poses for a group photo at the send-off ceremony of the Indian contingent for Special Olympics Unified Cup 2018, in New Delhi.

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Boxer MC Mary Kom with other Commonwealth Games medal winning boxers at a press conference in New Delhi.

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Gold medallist boxer MC Mary Kom with other memers of the Indian contingent during the closing ceremony of Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Flagbearer MC Mary Kom leads the Indian contingent during the closing ceremony of Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast, Australia.

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India's MC Mery Kom, right, punches to the body of Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara during the Women's 45-48kg gold medal boxing bout at the Oxenford Studios during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia.

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India's MC Mery Kom kisses her medal after winning gold in the Women's 45-48kg catagory at the Oxenford Studios during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia.

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India's Mary Kom (Blue) and Sri Lanka's Anusha Kodituwakku Dilrukshi compete in the Women's 45- 48kg Semifinal Boxing event on the seventh day of the Commonwealth Games 2018 at Oxenford Studios in Gold Coast.

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India's Mary Kom celebrates after winning a semifinal match against Sri Lanka's Anusha Kodithuwakku during the Women's 48kg category bout during the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast.

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Samajwadi Pary MP Jaya Bachchan with Nominated Rajya Sabha member and boxer Mary Kom at Parliament House during the budget session of Parliament in New Delhi.

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Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Indian boxer Mary Kom poses with the winners of the AIBA Youth Women's World Championships in New Delhi.

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A volunteer poses with the wax figure of Boxing legend Mary Kom which was displayed at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, during a press preview in New Delhi.

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Olympic-medal winner boxer MC Mary Kom being felicitated with a traditional Assamese Japi (hat) and Gamocha during the opening ceremony of AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championship in Guwahati.

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Pugilist MC Mary Kom with Boxing Federation of India (BFI) President, Ajay Singh at a press conference on her winning the fifth Asian Boxing Championship title, in Gurugram.

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Pugilist MC Mary Kom shows her that she won at Asian Boxing Championship, at a press conference in Gurugram.

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The gathering years haven’t slowed her punches, nor have they shrunk the circles she weaves around her opponents. Five years after her Olympic bronze, M.C. Mary Kom, now 34, has won her fifth gold ever at the Asian championships in Ho Chi Minh City. In 48 kg, she’s queen.

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Boxer and Rajya Sabha Member MC Mary Kom at parliament to cast her vote for the election of Vice President, in New Delhi.

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Sports Minister Vijay Goel along with ace boxer MC Mary Kom and BJP leader Bhupender Yadav, during a run- 'Slum Yuva Daud' to mark three years of NDA government at the Centre, in New Delhi.

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Indian athletes Mary Kom, Heena Sidhu and Saina Nehwal during a function to felicitate the participants of 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games held in Austria, in New Delhi. India finished the game with total of 73 medals, which included 37 gold medals, 10 silvers and 26 bronze.

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Rajya Sabha member and boxer Mary Kom at Parliament during the Budget session, in New Delhi.

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Olympic bronze medalist Boxer and Rajya Sabha Member Mary Kom arrives at Parliament House during the winter session Of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Olympic bronze medalist Boxer and Rajya Sabha MP Mary Kom at Parliament during the monsoon session, in New Delhi.

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Minister of State Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C) Vijay Goel and Boxer Mary Kom flash victory signs after inaugurating the ‘Wall Of Wishes’ & ‘Digital Campaign of Wishes’ for Indian Olympic contingent, at India Gate in New Delhi.

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Boxer Mary Kom and Cricketer Suresh Raina before the WBO Asia Pacific Middleweight Championship at Thyagaraj Sports Complex in New Delhi.

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At a function to noint him the brand ambassador of the Indian contingent at Rio Salman may have had the supportive company of new MP Mary Kom, but his new assignment has ang­ered the sports fraternity. Wasn’t a sportsperson better suited? So think Yogeshwar Dutt and the great Milkha Singh.

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Olympic bronze medalist for Boxing Mary Kom talks to media as she arrives in the parliament house, in New Delhi. The government has shortlisted Mary Kom's name for one of the seats in Rajya Sabha in parliament.

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Olympic bronze medalist for Boxing Mary Kom talks to media as she arrives in the parliament house, in New Delhi. The government has shortlisted Mary Kom's name for one of the seats in Rajya Sabha in parliament.

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Bollywood actor Salman Khan with boxer MC Mary Kom and hockey captain Sardar Singh during a function where the actor was announced as Goodwill Ambassador of Indian contingent for Rio Olympics 2016.

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Indian boxer Mary Kom, right, laughs while replying to a question at an event to announce Bollywood actor Salman Khan, left as the goodwill ambassador for Rio Olympics 2016 in New Delhi.

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Badminton star PV Sindhu and Boxing champion Mary Kom during the fundrising event in Mumbai organised by EdelGive foundation.

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Boxer Mary Kom with her son at a promotional event for "Box Out", a social campaign against eve teasing, at IIT in New Delhi.

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Boxer, Mary Kom calls on the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in New Delhi.

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Union Minister of State (I/C) for Sports & Youth Affairs, Sarbananda Sonowal, cricketer Virender Sehwag, badminton player Jwala Gutta, boxer M C Mary Kom and wrestler Sushil Kumar during the Suvichar and Youth Convention on “Sports as a Way of Life” at the 19th National Youth Festival 2015, in Guwahati.

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M C Mary Kom distributes prizes to children of a local school, in Gurgaon.

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Boxers Mary Kom and L Sarita Devi during the North-East Festival in New Delhi.

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Boxer MC Mary Kom at a cleanliness drive as part of “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” in Imphal.

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Mary Kom Anar on sale in Allahabad on the occasion of Diwali.

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Union Minister of State (I/C) for Skill Development, Youth Affairs & Sports felicitates Sarbananda Sonowal boxer Mary Kom during a felicitation ceremony for the 17th Asian Games Medalist in New Delhi.

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Boxers Mary Kom and L Sarita Devi pose for photographs during a felicitation function organised by Samsung for the medal winners of recent Asian Games, in New Delhi.

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Asian Games gold medalist boxer Mary Kom is greeted with garlands upon her arrival at the International Airport in Imphal

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A coach splashes water on the face of India’s M.C. Mary Kom during her bout with Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova for the women’s flyweight (48-51kg) gold match at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

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India’s M.C. Mary Kom, right, and Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova competet during the women’s flyweight (48-51kg) final boxing match at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

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India’s M.C. Mary Kom, right, and Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova compete during the women’s flyweight (48-51kg) final boxing match at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Kom won the gold.

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MC Mary Kom celebrates as she is announced winner of the women’s flyweight (48-51kg) final boxing match against Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Kom became the first Indian woman boxer to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Games.

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M.C. Mary Kom holds the national flag and celebrates her gold medal in the women’s flyweight (48-51kg) final boxing match at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

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Boxer MC Mary Kom kisses her child after winning her round of 16 bout against Kim Yeji of Korea in Incheon, South Korea.

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