Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom popularly and widely known as Mary Kom is the pride woman of Indian boxing. She is amongst those few women who have been able to create a mark for themselves in a country like India. She has won various medals and accolades in boxing and has made India proud of her, every single moment. She is known as the Magnificent Mary by the masses because of her magnificent and opulent boxing style. She was the only Indian woman boxer to have qualified for the 2012 Olympics. Surely she is the mistress of boxing of our country. With a Gold medal in the Asian Games and silvers in various others; she has a charm of her own. Surely India counts on her and can never imagine to lose such an eminent player from its books.
Sadly we won’t be able to see this chirpy girl this year in Rio. With her being unable to clear the qualifiers for this year’s Olympics at Rio; the Indian Olympic Association and The Boxing committee are all too worried to lose a star shiner this time. After losing the second round of the World Championships she could not book an Olympic ticket. Indian Olympic Association applied for a wild card entry for this wonder woman without any success. She is filled with dismay as of now and is dismissing all the rumours of her retirement.
She was shocked to know how things have panned out for her but she is optimistic for her future. Surely the country will miss one beautiful talent this Olympics. The International Olympic Committee is working according to its own rules and could not accept Mary Kom’s applications. India laments the loss of Kom this Olympics. This disappointing fact is a loss to the Indian fans as well as for the legendary sportswomen. After Sarita Devi too lost her Olympic Ticket, the country is in a fix for the boxing title this year. The only hope is harboured by Pooja Rani who is currently in her prequarterfinals. Mary Kom has a slight chance of making it to the Olympics based on the medallists in her category but that would be very far from being true.
Pride woman of Indian Boxing
This diminutive Manipuri girl has faced a lot of failures in her life but surely her successes shine brighter and stand stronger than her failure record. She isn’t worrying about the ticket now since she has rested her case by making a point to ensure that she surely has something better in place of that. She belonged to a poor Manipuri family of the Kom community but she didn’t let her economic status affect her game. She very enthusiastically mentions the point that it was the success of Dingko Singh which motivated her to take up boxing as a full fledged profession. She is the women of the country and that is very evident from the status in the Commonwealth Games in 2010. She along with her counterparts Harshit Jain and Sanjay enjoyed the graceful moment of bearing the Queen’s Baton in the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. Women of the country look upto her as an idol in their race of proving themselves. In a country where women have always been subjugated and made to listen, she has surely played the role of a wonder women. Priyanka Chopra has very graciously depicted the hardships of Mary Kom in the autobiographical movie of this boxer woman. The movie was well appreciated because of the strong willed Kom and her love for the game.
Magnificent Mary surely has a lot of boxing fans!