Tokyo Olympics: Mary Kom will have an elusive Olympic gold medal when she enters the goal ring.© AFP
The legendary Indian boxer Mary Kom has won inside boxing, but the only thing missing from the famous medal is the Olympic gold. Mary Kom won the Bronze Medal in London at a four-yearly event in 2012. In the next edition of the Games, the Indian Veteran did not make the cut for the Rio Olympics. Making it clear that the Tokyo Olympics will be his last Olympic appearance, the 38-year-old six-time world champion has traveled to Italy to prepare for the Games and avoid travel restrictions due to the ongoing Covid Pandemic.
When she debuted at the London Olympics, Mary Kom competed in the 51-pound category after dominating the ring in the 46- and 48-pound category.
Although she failed to get away from London, Mary Kom created history by becoming the first Indian female boxer to put an Olympic medal (Bronze) in her bag.
Mary Kom lost 6-11 in the finals to Britain’s Nicola Adams, who also won a gold medal at the London Olympics.
After taking home the Olympic bronze medal, the Indian Veteran was successful at the 2014 Asian Games, becoming the first woman in the country to bag a gold medal in boxing.
He failed to qualify for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, but four years later made corrections by winning a gold medal on Australia’s Gold Coast.
Although the Indian boxer would be ready to make a memorable final appearance in the games, Mary Kom was unlucky enough to make it to the Olympics.
He had to settle for a silver medal at the Asian Boxing Championships after going on to play a gold medal against Kazakhstan’s Nazym Kyzaibay.
For the first time in the country’s history, nine boxers have made the cut for the Olympics.
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