Olympics Gold is my dream, reveals Mary Kom

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Olympics Gold is my dream, reveals Mary Kom

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SportsCafe Desk

11/28/2018

Indian boxer Mary Kom has stated that even after bagging a bronze from the Olympics 2012 she still harbours a dream to win the Gold medal at the event. With the Summer Olympics scheduled to take place next year in Tokyo, it could be Kom’s final chance to win the gold before she retires.

Mary Kom won the gold at the recently held AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in the light flyweight category. This was her seventh medal at the championships of which six are gold. The 36 years old thus also became the most successful boxer in the tournament's history and with the summer Olympics less than a year away Mary Kom, at an event,  expressed a desire to win the coveted gold medal at the event.

"I have a medal in Olympics (a bronze in 2012), but gold is something I dream for. I am very happy about my championship win, as it boosted my confidence to face life head-on. I am eyeing a gold at Tokyo Olympics. I will train doubly-triply hard to get a gold for my country," she said.

Mother of two kids, the boxer also revealed that she is very disciplined about her training and never lets a chance slip away to train hard.  

"I have been very sincere during my training. If I have 2-3 sessions, I will make it a point to not miss them, I attend as many as possible. If I don't train, I won't succeed," she said.

The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled from July 24 to August 9 2020 which is not far away. Mary said that she will start preparations for the event after consulting various stakeholders. With Mary leading the charge in the performance, the boxing infrastructure in India has improved and Mary hinted the same. At the last Olympics in Rio, the boxing contingent failed to bag even a single medal and thus disappointed but Mary hoped that with better support and infrastructure in place they will strive for better results in Tokyo.

"I will speak to my coach, the BFI, the SAI (Sports Authority of India). We have already got some good facilities and hope to get better results this time," Mary Kom said.

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