Bronze Medal Winner at the 2012 Olympic Games. A rare and unique item in India's sporting legacy. Other items from the same training kit sold at a charity auction for Rs. 4,80,000.
2 - Mary Kom 2012 London Olympics Training Kit
Born in a remote village in one of India’s most marginalized states of Manipur, Mary Kom’s story is one of enourmous respect and adulation. MC Mary Kom is 5-time world amateur boxing champion. She is the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships she has participated in. She is the first Indian female to win a gold at the Asian Games (2014). She has been nomited to the upper house of parliament by the president of India. Even though MC Mary Kom, the face of Indian female boxing, might have missed out on a ticket to Rio, what she achieved at the 2012 London Olympics helped change the landscape of Indian boxing. Heading into London, Mary Kom won her world amateur titles in the 46kg and 48kg categories, but the lightest of the three weight brackets at the Games was 51 kgs. The only Indian woman boxer to have qualified for the 2012 Olympics, she not only competed in the flyweight category, but ended up winning a bronze medal at the sporting extravaganza. She had scripted history. It also made her the third woman after Karnam Malleswari and Saina Nehwal to win an Olympic meda for India. For Mary Kom, who missed her twins' fifth birthday this was a precious birthday gift. In the semi-final though, she was up against local favourite Nicola Adams and could not proceed further as she went down fighting in her pre-summit bout. Fittingly, a biopic was made on her life story.