Guwahati, June 7, 2019
Six-time World Champion, pugilist MC Mary Kom has recently announced that she wishes to retire from the game after bagging a gold medal for the country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“Maybe after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, I want to retire. My main mission is to get a gold for India,” Mary Kom told the newsmen on June 6th, 2019. It may be mentioned that Mary had bagged the bronze medal in the flyweight category at the 2012 London Olympics.
The 36-year-old Indian boxer who is also a part of Colgate’s panel for it’s newly-launched ‘Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship’ told The Hindu that she wants to help the marginalized society so that they can pursue their dreams. She mentioned that her goal is to inspire people to retain their smile as “happiness as the key to holistic success”.
Mary has won six World Championships, an Olympic bronze medal, and five Asian Championships in her 18 years long career. She is also a sitting Rajya Sabha MP.
She shifted to 51-kg weight category from 48-kg and clinched gold at the recently-concluded India Open held in Guwahati.
Apart from her boxing skills, the Manipur pugilist didn’t shy away from revealing her another talent on stage i.e singing. Her solo performance on What’s Up track by the 4 Non Blondes at the India Conclave 2019 on her 36th birthday had gone viral on the social media platforms.
Last year, Mary was seen in a video singing Lata Mangeshkar’s classic song Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh from the 1960 movie Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai. After the video went viral, the netizens can’t help but be amazed at the champion’s hidden talent.