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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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Indian Boxer Mary Kom on her way to win the round of 16 bout against Kim Yeji of Korea at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

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Actress Priyanka Chopra with World Champion Boxer MC Mary Kom during the promotion of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's forthcoming film Mary Kom in Mumbai.

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Boxer Mary Kom with husband Onler Karong during a promotional event in Mumbai.

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Boxer Mary Kom speaks after receiving the Limca Book of Records' People of the Year 2014 award in New Delhi.

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi with Mary Kom and her son at the launch of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA) and National Youth Policy, 2014 in New Delhi.

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Boxer MC Mary Kom and shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore during a session on "Sports Beyond Cricket in India" in Kolkata.

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Winners of the universe Sushmita Sen releases Mary Kom’s autobiography

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Actress Sushmita Sen, left, and boxer Mary Kom, have a friendly bout during the release of the autobiography of Mary Kom, in Guwahati.

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Dish Kom Have the many fights and scrapes she has been in ever prepared Mary Kom to grab a book in one golden gloved hand while sparring with an icon? One shouldn't think so, but the launch of her autobio, Unbreakable, put a giddily starstruck Mary in just that situation. The shinily jacketed Amitabh looks intent on a hearty round in the ring.

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Boxing player Mangte Chugneijang Marykom along with violinist L Subramaniam and singer Kavita Krishnamurthy pose with boxing gloves during the release of her autobiography “Unbreakable” in Bengaluru.

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Olympic Champion boxer Mary Kom and Amitabh Bachchan during the launch of her autobiography 'Unbreakable' in Mumbai.

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Olympic bronze medalist boxer Mary Kom at an event on Young Leader Connect III in Guwahati.

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BJP leader Nitin Gadkari felicitates Olympic bronze medal winner MC Mary Kom with One India Award 2013 in Mumbai.

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Boxing star MC Mary Kom arrives for an event in Ahmedabad with her child

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Ace boxer MC Mary Kom with her son Prince Chungthanglen Kom after a press conference in Bhopal.

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Mortal Kombat Stanislavski's method demands total immersion in the ‘character’. Thus Priyanka, who is cast as the inspiring Mary Kom, visited the boxer's family in Imphal. Blinded by starlight, Mary, her husband and their elder son couldn't do without their shades. The youngest Kom, snuggled in stardom, squirmed in delight.

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Priyanka Chopra on her arrival at Imphal airport. Priyanka will meet Indian boxer Mary Kom to know about her life as she is playing the lead role in a film based on the boxer.

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A Cold Comfort No ice gola, not even manic mango sorbet at Juhu, can dull bronze’s bitter taste for Mary. Rechungvar and Khupneivar know to tread softly when mom’s in a cold confiture mood.

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Boxer MC Mary Kom and athlete Abhijeet Baruah being felicitated in Guwahati.

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Let It Be... National duty in London kept Mary Kom away from her twins, Rechungvar and Khupneivar, on their birthday. Yes, ice golas at Juhu don’t hold a candle to that shared cake. But just having Mother Mary back to whisper words of wisdom thawed cold l’il shoulders.

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Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty and Olympics bronze medal winner Mary Kom during the announcement of Super Fight League's (SFL) Friday Night Fight in Mumbai.

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Olympic medal winners Gagan Narang (L) and Mary Kom during the 2nd 'Gun for Glory' Shooting Championship, 2012 in Pune.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh honours Olympic medal winner MC Mary Kom as Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde looks on, at the All India Conference of DGPs / IGPs at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. Mary Kom, who was till now a Deputy SP in Manipur Police, has been promoted to the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP).

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee felicitates Olympic medalist boxer MC Mary Kom during a function at Writers Building in Kolkata.

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Olympic medalist boxer MC Mary Kom is offered cake by her husband during a felicitation function in Kolkata.

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Boxer MC Mary Kom during a fashion show for The Mijwan Welfare Society in Mumbai on Monday night.

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London Olympics bronze medal winner for boxing, Mary Kom, center, gestures, as shooting silver medalist Vijay Kumar, right, and Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, left, look on, during a presentation in Mumbai.

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President Pranab Mukherjee felicitates Olympics bronze medallist boxer MC Mary Kom during a function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Olympics medal winners Saina Nehwal and MC Mary Kom share a laugh during a felicitation function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Olympics medal winners from right, MC Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal, Gagan Narang, Vijay Kumar and Sushil Kumar during a felicitation function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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London Olympic medal winners, Gagan Narang takes a picture of MC Mary Kom as shooter Vijay Kumar and Saina Nehwal smile after a ceremony by Sports authority of India at the India Gate in New Delhi.

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London Olympic medal winners, from left, bronze medal in shooting Gagan Narang, bronze medal in boxing MC Mary Kom, silver medalist in wrestling Sushil Kumar, silver medal in shooting Vijay Kumar, bronze medal in badminton Saina Nehwal and bronze medal in wrestling Yogeshwar Dutt pose for the media at a ceremony by Sports authority of India in New Delhi.

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The Emcee Also Freestyles Ever unassuming, Mary Kom lets her actions speak for her. And they speak volumes. But a true champion knows when to pull her punches. Trading in her trunks for the phanek at a homecoming felicitation, the Olympian drew on the quiet grace of the jhum fieldhands. The delicate twists and twirls of this traditional dance manifested just as easily as those urgent hook-and-jab flurries.

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London Olympics bronze medalist woman boxer MC Mary Kom is surrounded with her fans and media persons on her arrival at IGI Airport in New Delhi.

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India's Mary Kom with bronze medal in boxing of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium.

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India's Mary Kom with bronze medal in boxing of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium.

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From left, bronze medalist, India's Mery Kom Hmangte, bronze medalist Marlen Esparza of the United States, gold medalist Nicola Adams of Great Britain, and silver medalist Ren Cancan of China participate in the medals ceremony for women's final flyweight 51-kg gold medal boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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Boxing students and coach gather to watch the Olympic women boxing semifinal match between Mary Kom and British boxer Nicola Adams on television at the Sports Authority of India complex in Imphal.

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MC Mary Kom before semi-final of women's Flyweight boxing at Olympic Games in London.

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A disappointed MC Mary Kom after losing to Nicola Adams of Great Britain in the semi-final of women's Flyweight boxing at Olympic Games in London.

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Britain's Nicola Adams, left, and India's Mery Kom fight during their women's flyweight 51-kg semifinal boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Indian Boxer Mary Kom lost to Great Britain's Nicola Adams in Olympics Semi-Finals, 6-11 and won a Bronze.

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People extend their best wishes to athletes Mary Kom and Vikas Gowda for winning medals at London Olympic Games, in Moradabad.

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India's Mary Kom is declared winner against Tunisia's Maroua Rahali in the Women's Fly 51kg category boxing event at the Olympic Games in London. Mary Kom created history as she assured India its fourth Olympic medal after winning her quarterfinal boxing bout against Maroua Rahali of Tunisia by 15-6 margin.

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Mary Kom celebrates after winning the match against Tunisia Maroua Rahali at Women's Fly 51kg during the London Olympic Games.

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Mary Kom in action against Tunisia's Maroua Rahali in the quarterfinal of Women's Fly 51kg category boxing event at the Olympic Games in London. Mary Kom won the bout to book a semifinal berth.

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India's Mary Kom is declared winner against Tunisia's Maroua Rahali in the Women's Fly 51kg category boxing event at the Olympic Games in London. Mary Kom created history as she assured India its fourth Olympic medal after winning her quarterfinal boxing bout against Maroua Rahali of Tunisia by 15-6 margin.

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Ace shooter Abhinav Bindra and boxer M.C. Mary Kom admiring the mascot of London 2012 Olympics during the unveiling of the games' countdown clock in New Delhi.

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M.C. Mary Kom, India’s pocket dynamite in the 48-kg category, beats current Asian champion Kim Myong Sim of North Korea to win the Asian Cup women’s boxing tourney in China.

And who says Northeastern states are forgotten? From left, archer Jayanta Talukdar, five-time world champion at a lower weight boxer Mary Kom, and boxer Shiva Thapa pose with their awards during a function in Gauhati.

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Boxer Mary Kom wears a traditional Assamese Japi and holds trophies she received after being awarded the Best Player of the North East for the year 2010 at Deshbhakta Tarunram Phookan Indoor Stadium in Guwahati.

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Indian pugilist Mary Kom (Red) looks dejected as China's Ren Cancan is declared winner after their semifinal bout of the women's 51kg category boxing event of the 16th Asian Games at Foshan Gymnasium in Gunagzhou, China.

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M.C. MARY KOM wins her fifth consecutive world women’s boxing title, in the 48 kg class. In the finals, she beat Romania’s Duta Seluta 16-6. India’s Kavita won bronze in 81+ kg class.

The Boxer Nov 23: M C Marykom completed a hat-trick of world titles and helped India lift the team trophy with four gold medals at the 4th World Women's Boxing Championships in Delhi. Marykom became the first women boxer to win the world titles three years in a row after the championships were introduced in USA in 2001. Marykom out-punched European champion Steluta Duta of Romania in the 46 kg on points (22:7) and celebrated her triumph with a demonstration of Manipuri folk dance in the ring.