Top Female Sports Persons Hailing From North-Eastern India
Mary Kom, Jamuna Boro, and Hima Das are not brand-new names at this time. They have worked hard for their accomplishment, and they stand for India’s female power internationally. These women’s spectacular performances have demonstrated that sports are not just for guys. These women have been hailed as real-life sports heroes thanks to the overwhelming support and adoration they received in the wake of their victories.
Have a look at the success stories of these women:
- Mary Kom
A Manipur-born girl who took up boxing changed the direction of the women’s championship with her commitment. Despite being a mother of two, her unequaled commitment to her goals allowed her to be a successful sportsperson. She was a great hero because of her daring outlook and courage to face problems.
She is the only female boxer to have won a medal in each of the first seven World Championships and has won the title of World Amateur Boxing champion a record six times. She is the only boxer (male or female) to have won eight medals at the World Championships because of her outstanding talent.
She has received recognition for her unique accomplishments and a
Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Vibhushan. The 36-year-old athlete set records and kept winning gold medals at both a Polish competition and the Commonwealth Games.
- Jamuna Boro
Indian boxer Jamuna Boro competes internationally and is from Assam. She has been leading the nation with her immaculate boxing abilities.
On July 28, 2019, she competed in Indonesia for the 23rd President’s Cup, and her perseverance paid off when she won the one-sided 54 kg final with a gold medal. At the second India Open International Boxing Tournament, which was held in Guwahati, the boxer claimed yet another victory.
Boro is from the Assamese village of Dhekiajuli. The mother Nirmala sold vegetables to help feed her family. She now looks after her mother because she is independent and financially secure. She said when questioned about her upbringing and training, “It was quite difficult for me to get into athletics. Ma battled family and financial issues
- Hima Das
Indian sprinter Hima Das, often known as Dhing Express, hails from the region of Assam. Hima achieved her maiden triumph at the Tampere, Finland, 2018 World U-20 Championships. She became the first Indian sprinter to win a gold medal at an international track competition thanks to her flawless running abilities, which also helped her win the gold medal. She continued to win gold medals in August 2018 and July 2019.
On September 25, 2018, the President of India awarded this woman the Arjuna Award for her unwavering commitment and perseverance.