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Mary Kom Returns After Winning Gold at Asian Championships

Other Sports | News18 | November 9, 2017, 8:34 pm
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 Boxer Mary Kom, who had won five World Championship titles in the 48kg category, returned to India where she was given a heroic welcome. (Image: PTI)

Boxer Mary Kom, who had won five World Championship titles in the 48kg category, returned to India where she was given a heroic welcome. (Image: PTI)

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"If I am fit, nobody can touch me. Nobody can beat me easily. As long as I am training hard and my body is fit, I can beat anyone, bring it on," the five-time world champion said during a media meet organized In New Delhi on November 09, 2017. (Image: PTI)

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 Earlier, Mary could not compete in the division for the last five years as it was not included in the Olympic programme. In this photo, MC Mary Kom is seen with Boxing Federation of India (BFI) President, Ajay Singh. (Image: PTI)

Earlier, Mary could not compete in the division for the last five years as it was not included in the Olympic programme. In this photo, MC Mary Kom is seen with Boxing Federation of India (BFI) President, Ajay Singh. (Image: PTI)

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 Instead, she was compelled to compete in the 51kg division, in which she claimed a bronze medal at the 2012 Games in what was the maiden appearance for women's boxing at the Olympics. However, the 34-year-old asserted that she was not nervous when she took the ring at the Asian Championships to make a comeback to the 48kg category after a lengthy hiatus. (Image: PTI)

Instead, she was compelled to compete in the 51kg division, in which she claimed a bronze medal at the 2012 Games in what was the maiden appearance for women's boxing at the Olympics. However, the 34-year-old asserted that she was not nervous when she took the ring at the Asian Championships to make a comeback to the 48kg category after a lengthy hiatus. (Image: PTI)

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 Ace India boxer Mary Kom once again showed why she is one of the best in the continent as the pugilist won the gold medal for the fifth time at the Asian Boxing Championships held Ho Chi Minh City on November 8, 2017. (Image: BFI)

Ace India boxer Mary Kom once again showed why she is one of the best in the continent as the pugilist won the gold medal for the fifth time at the Asian Boxing Championships held Ho Chi Minh City on November 8, 2017. (Image: BFI)

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 Mary Kom thumped North Korea’s Hyang Mi Kim in the championship clash, to clinch her maiden gold in the 48 kg category of the tournament. (Image: BFI)

Mary Kom thumped North Korea’s Hyang Mi Kim in the championship clash, to clinch her maiden gold in the 48 kg category of the tournament. (Image: BFI)

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 The Olympic bronze medalist got the better of her opponent in a unanimous 5-0 verdict to win her fifth gold at the Asian Boxing Championship and first in the 48 kg category. (Image: BFI)

The Olympic bronze medalist got the better of her opponent in a unanimous 5-0 verdict to win her fifth gold at the Asian Boxing Championship and first in the 48 kg category. (Image: BFI)

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 Mary Kom, who is also a former Olympic bronze-medallist, returned to her preferred weight category after five years of competing in 51 kg, which was made an Olympic category in 2012. (Image: BFI)

Mary Kom, who is also a former Olympic bronze-medallist, returned to her preferred weight category after five years of competing in 51 kg, which was made an Olympic category in 2012. (Image: BFI)

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 In total, Mary Kom has now won six medals at this prestigious tournament, having won four golds and one silver in the previous editions of the continental championship. (Image: BFI)

In total, Mary Kom has now won six medals at this prestigious tournament, having won four golds and one silver in the previous editions of the continental championship. (Image: BFI)