Imphal: With boxer MC Mary Kom poised to fight for silver medal in the London Olympics Wednesday evening, a large number of people in northeast Indian Manipur state prayed for her success in temples and churches all over the state.
Many supporters walked through the streets of the capital and elsewhere with placards in hand and praying for her and another boxer from Manipur, Devendro Singh's success in the 49kg class quarterfinal bout.
"I pray to God at the temple before and after the game of Mary Kom," said her first boxing coach Ibomcha Singh, expressing confidence that Mary would do well in the remaining two bouts.
Singh said Mary appeared to be tense in the beginning of her fights, but got back her nerves thereafter....more
03:36 PM, Aug 08, 2012