India’s five-time world champion, M C Mary Kom, said a podium finish in the London 2012 Olympic Games would give her the freedom to leave the ring on a high.
The 29-year-old Manipuri, who is a living legend in women’s boxing and nicknamed ‘Magnificent Mary’ by the International body, leaves for the World Championships in Qinhuangdao, China, starting May 9.
Women’s boxing makes its debut at the Olympics in London this July in three weight categories — 51kg, 60kg and 75kg — giving Mary Kom a chance to add a title that would complete her decorated cupboard.
I am at my best right now and Olympic is my biggest dream. If I win a medal there, it will set me free as far as my future is concerned. I might continue or might decide to go –Mary Kom said ahead of the 10-member team’s departure on Tuesday.
Source: ESPN Star