MC Mary Kom Rubbishes Retirement Talk, Dreams Of Olympic Gold

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Taking part in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic is a different matter, but I stand by my words that I am not retiring yet said the five-time world champion.

Gold Coast: Indian boxing legend MC Mary Kom will be India's flagbearer at the closing ceremony of the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Sunday. The mother of three made it a memorable debut CWG with yet another dominating performance to claim a unanimous verdict of 5-0 against Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara in the final.

The trail-blazer, known in India as "Magnificent Mary", celebrated with a victory parade on her coach's shoulders and she had tears in her eyes afterwards.

Also, when asked about retirement, she said, "Who said that I am retiring, I have not thought of it yet all these are rumours".

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"If I am still super-fit in another year I will try", she added of another tilt at a maiden Olympic gold. Kom, who went from a poor village life to sports stardom and celebrity, was even the subject of a Bollywood film featuring actress Priyanka Chopra in 2014. "A combination of factors, such as the hard work of the boxers, a good programme, very good exposure trips and the federation's support contributed in the good show".

They are not boxing fans. She won a bronze medal for the nation at the 2012 London Summer Olympics in the Flyweight category, has won multiple gold medals at the World Amateur Boxing Championships & Asian Women's Boxing Championship. "A special thanks to BFI president Ajay Singh and it is his relentless support that I have been able to achieve this", she said.

Kom, who has spoken repeatedly at the Games in Australia about the problems facing women and girls in India, said being away for long periods for competition and to train was challenging emotionally. It was the ideal tonic the boxer needed to do the one thing she hasn't done yet - win a medal at the Commonwealth Games.

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