A six-time World Amateur Boxing champion, Mary Kom is a force of nature to be reckoned with. The 35-year old pugilist has numerous remarkable achievements under her belt. In just two decades, the success she has achieved is magnanimous. This includes the likes of winning medals at highly acclaimed boxing championships like the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship, AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and not to forget her bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics!
With her first world title that came way back in 2002, 16 years later, Mary Kom is touted as the most successful female boxer in the tournament’s history and is a role model for millions of young girls and aspiring athletes in India.
Along with an astounding combination of speed, skill and stamina in the boxing ring, Mary Kom also has a straightforward and effortless sense of dressing. Simplicity being the defining factor, Kom is often seen wearing uncomplicated outfits with little-to-no makeup.
Here are eight times the world boxing champion and mother of three proved to us that not all gold medalists have to dress extravagantly to stand out.