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TO GO WITH AFP STORY Oly-2012-India-box-women,FEATURE By Rachel O'Brien In A Picture Taken On April 20, 2012, Indian AFP/Getty Images

TO GO WITH AFP STORY Oly-2012-India-box-women,FEATURE by Rachel O'Brien In a picture taken on April 20, 2012, Indian boxer MC Mary Kom works out during a training session for the 2012 London Olympics at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune. From her beginnings as a poor farmers' daughter in a remote and troubled corner of India, "Magnificent Mary" has fought her way up to become five-times world boxing champion. The mum-of-two is now tipped as her country's best bet to win gold at London 2012 -- a position few could envisage when she began learning to box. AFP PHOTO/ Punit PARANJPEPUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/GettyImages

There is something special about 'Magnificent Mary'

There is something about Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom. The moment she steps inside the ring, she shows her class by first sizing up her opponent and then launching into a flurry combinations that usually have her adversaries running for cover. She has created history by becoming the first Indian woman to win an Olympics boxing medal. Here are some unknown facets from the boxer's life: