The lone Indian woman boxer to have qualified for the upcoming London Olympics MC Mary Kom on Saturday said, I feel proud and honoured to be part of boxing for such a long time now. I have seen the game grow from its nascent stage in India to where it is now.
The five-time world champion Mary Kom left Mumbai in the early hours on Saturday for the final leg of her training in Liverpool, England. The 2010 Asian Games bronze medalist will get the training there under the supervision of her Coach Charles Atkinson before moving to the London Games Village.
In an interview prior to leaving the country, Mary Kom spoke about her journey as boxer, her preparations for the Olympics.
Q: You were there when womens boxing first started in India at the turn of the century and now more than a decade later, you would be representing the Nation at the biggest sporting extravaganza in the world. How do you feel knowing that you are such a big part of boxing history?...more
06:57 PM, Jul 21, 2012