India’s most adorned female boxer MC Mary Kom on Saturday rued that the sport is as true as “dead in India” because there was no opposition happening with country wide affiliation in a limbo.
“Boxing in India is nearly useless. There are no principal competitions held for the beyond years in India. I pass over tears welling up in my eyes once I see the Indian flag going up once I had won a medal in an global event,” Mary Kom stated at inauguration of ultimate Boxing Championship organised by means of Phoenix market town.
“i hope this event will supply a big enhance for opponents and for upcoming children,” she stated.
Mary Kom once more made it clear that retirement isn’t on her mind as she desires to maintain for another 3 years.
“It was unfortunate not to get the wild card, but might retain to play for subsequent 3 years,” she told newshounds ahead of the final Championship organised via Phoneix market city here.
On a separate notice, the London Olympics bronze medallist additionally congratulated athlete Dutee Chand for qualifying within the ladies’s 100 metres dash on the Rio Olympics.
“I congratulate Dutee on her qualication for Rio Olympics. it’s far a incredible honour to symbolize united states of america at the Olympics. Its a remember of fantastic pleasure as she became first girl in 36 years after PT Usha to qualify for 100m sprint”, Mary Kom stated.
Mary Kom felt that Dutee’s fulfillment is extra praiseworthy as qualifying in a prime athletics event is tougher than triumphing medals in boxing.
“To qualify and prevailing in boxing on the Olympics is a chunk smooth as compared to Athletics. consequently, to qualify in 100m is a fantastic success. i will constantly pray for her success,” she added.