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Aug 13, 2009 at 10:59pm IST

Mary Kom eyes Olympic glory at London Games

New Delhi: India can hope to win another gold medal at the 2012 London Games as the International Olympic Council (IOC) has included women's boxing for the Olympics after their executive meet in Berlin on Thursday.

Inclusion of women's boxing has made MC Mary Kom very happy as women boxers will get their shot at an Olympic gold medal at London in 2012.

"Including women's boxing in Olympics is good for our country. I will do my best for the country," says Mary Kom.

Till now boxing has been the only sport in Olympics without any female participants.

IOC's decision has come as a great new for boxers like Mary Kom who have been dominating the sport internationally in the recent past.

"We are doing a lot a lot of hard work and achieving all this for our country. It is great," says the boxer.

For Mary Kom 2009 has been a great year. She will be standing at the corridors of Rashtrapathi Bhawan to receive the country's highest sporting honour - Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award which she missed out on last year.

"It is great for me and I am very encouraged. I am not going to end my career and lot a do lot," she says about the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

The champion boxer for the moment is grappling with new set of challenges. Being a mother is not easy and a mother of twins even tougher, something tennis legend Roger Federer and his wife know too well.

"Roger also has twins. So we are same. After having baby also we can do everything," she says.

So, the four-time world champion has now set her eyes on the ultimate prize that sport has to offer.

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