Tokyo 2020: Indian stars to watch out for - Mary Kom

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: July 22, 2021 03:47 PM2021-07-22T15:47:37+5:302021-07-22T15:48:55+5:30

Six-time World Champion Mary Kom has been there and conquered it all, however, the ace boxer would like to ...

Tokyo 2020: Indian stars to watch out for - Mary Kom | Tokyo 2020: Indian stars to watch out for - Mary Kom

Tokyo 2020: Indian stars to watch out for - Mary Kom

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Six-time World Champion Mary Kom has been there and conquered it all, however, the ace boxer would like to make her last Olympic appearance memorable. The 2012-bronze winning boxer will hope to go a step further this time around. At 38, she may lack the swiftness and agility but her experience is what sets her apart. Mary Kom has been able to win a medal in almost every competition that she has competed in.

Her run at the World Championships in 2019 was cut short in the semifinals, as she lost to Turkey's Busenaz Cakiroglu to earn her 8th World medal. The Manipur athlete competed in Olympic qualifiers in March 2020, where she also settled for a bronze, securing an Olympic spot for the first time in the 51kg category. Kom may well be taking part in her last Olympics and the veteran will be hoping to sign off in style. 

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