Manipur prominent Boxer Mary Kom denies news of her retirement

Manipur prominent Boxer Mary Kom denies news of her retirement

Imphal: Indian women’s boxing legend and the first Indian boxer to win a medal at the Olympics, MC Mary Kom on Wednesday denied reports of her retirement.
The six-time world champion said, “I have not announced my retirement yet and I have been misrepresented.” Whenever I want to announce it, I will personally appear before the media,” Mary said.

The 41-year-old is past the age eligibility to compete in the amateur circuit. In the amateur circuit, boxers are only permitted to compete till they are 40 years old.

“I have gone through some media reports stating that I have announced retirement and this is not true.”

Mary clarified her statement which she made at an event on Wednesday.

“I was attending a school event at Dibrugarh on January 24 where I was motivating children. I said I still have a hunger for achieving (laurels) in sports but the age limit in the Olympics doesn’t allow me to participate though I can carry on with my sport.

She won Bronze at the 2012 London Olympics the first time that women’s boxing was part of the Olympic Games.

I am still focusing on my fitness and whenever I will announce retirement I will inform everyone,” she said.

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