“Will Not Give Up Until I Win Gold For Country At Olympics,” Says Mary Kom

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Six-time World Champion Mary Kom on Wednesday said on Facebook Live session that her dream is to win a gold medal for India at the Olympics and for that she will try her level best and keep fighting until she achieves her goal.

The ace Indian boxer had won bronze at the 2012 London Olympic Games in the 51-kg weight category. In 2016, she was unable to qualify for the Rio Games.

However, last month, she secured her second appearance at the mega quadrennial Games in the Asian/Oceania Olympic Qualifiers, held in Jordan, for the Tokyo Games which have been postponed until next year due to coronavirus pandemic.

“My focus is to win gold for India at the Olympic Games. I have been trying really hard even at this age. It was very difficult for me to qualify for the Olympics in the first place which have been postponed until next year,” Mary Kom said in a Facebook Live Session for the Sports Authority of India (SAI).

“There’s no secret mantra for me to achieve at the World Championships or the Olympics. I will keep fighting and will not give up until I win the gold for India at the Olympics,” she added.
“Even though I am in quarantine, I am continuing with my preparations even at home. I am trying to stay fit as much as I can so that I can achieve my target. Sometimes it becomes difficult at home, but I do enjoy my time with my family,” she said.

“I need blessings and love of the entire nation to fulfill my dream,” she added.

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be postponed to 2021 which will be celebrated from 23 July to 8 August 2021 and Paralympics from 24 August to 5 September because of Coronavirus Pandemic.

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