Five-time world champion Mary Kom, who hit the headlines after winning a bronze medal in the first ever women’s boxing event at the London Olympics 2012, has been named Yahoo! India’s first-ever Person of the Year 2012.
The 29-year-old mother of five-year-old twins from Manipur was the lone Indian to participate in the women’s boxing event at the Olympics.
She is currently ranked world no. 4 in Women’s Ranking Flyweight category by AIBA. The Election Commission of India has made her one of its “national icons”.