Boxing champion MC Mary Kom is set to visit Dibrugarh University on Sunday. Eminent sportsperson, Padma Vibhushan, boxer MC Mary Kom will grace her presence as the chief guest of the 52nd week of the university to be held from Sunday.

Mary Kom will be addressing the youth at the opening ceremony of the university’s 52nd University Week at 11am which has been organized with the theme “Rise of New Hope”.

Moreover, Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will also attend the event.

6-time world champion MC Mary Kom is the first Indian woman player to win an Olympic medal in Boxing.

She is the only woman to win the World Amateur Boxing Championship six times, the only female boxer to have won a medal in each one of the first seven World Championships, and the only boxer (male or female) to win eight World Championship medals. 

Nicknamed Magnificent Mary, she is the only Indian female boxer to have qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics, competing in the flyweight (51 kg) category and winning a bronze medal. She had also been ranked as the world’s No. 1 female light-flyweight by the International Boxing Association (amateur) (AIBA).She became the first Indian female boxer to win a gold medal in the Asian Games in 2014 at Incheon, South Korea and is the first Indian female boxer to win gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She is also the only boxer to become Asian Amateur Boxing Champion for a record six times. Mary Kom won the 51kg gold in President’s Cup in Indonesia.


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