Top Female Sports Persons Hailing From North-Eastern India
Names like Mary Kom, Jamuna Boro and Hima Das are not new now. They have earned their own success and represent India’s female power on worldwide front. The thrilling performances of these ladies have stated that sports are not for men. The enthralling love and affection that these women have received after the victories, declare them as real time heroes in the sports area.
Have a look at the success stories of these women:
- Mary Kom
A girl hailing from Manipur, took up to the game of boxing and changed the course of women championship with her dedication. Her unmatched commitment to her ambition made her a successful sportsperson despite being a mother of two. What made her a real hero was her fearless attitude and courage to show up at challenges.
She has attained the Title for World Amateur Boxing champion for a record six times & is the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the first seven World Championships. Her extraordinary talent made her the only boxer (male or female) to win eight World Championship medals.
She has been appreciated for her special achievements and presented with
Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan & Padma Shri. The 36-year-old sports person broke records and kept picking gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and a tournament in Poland.
- Jamuna Boro
Jamuna Boro is an Indian woman boxer hailing from Assam. She has been taking the name of the country ahead with her flawless boxing skills. Her hard work earned her a gold medal at the one-sided 54 kg final in the 23rd President’s Cup event in Indonesia held on July 28th, 2019. The boxer established her another win at the 2nd India Open International Boxing Tournament, held in Guwahati.
Boro belongs to a small village Dhekiajuli, Assam. Her mother Nirmala supported her kids by selling vegetables. Now she takes care of her mother as she is self-sufficient and is financially stable. When asked about her childhood and training, she replied, “It was very tough for me to get into sports. Ma battled financial and family problems. My aptitude took me to Sports Hostel in Sonitpur district, three hours away, when I was eight or nine. Now, I feel good when I reflect upon the early struggle.”
Her mother no more sells vegetables and can enjoy a stable life in her own house built by Jamuna.
- Hima Das
Hima Das aka Dhing Express is an Indian sprinter from the state of Assam. Hima came over her first victory in 2018 World U-20 Championships held at Tampere, Finland. Her impeccable running skills made her win gold medal and gave her the title of first Indian sprinter to win a gold medal at an international track event. Her gold medal wins continued in August 2018 & July 2019.
Sheer dedication and hard work of this lady brought her Arjuna Award by the President of India on 25 September 2018.