Shaghil Bilali | New Delhi, June 27, 2012 | UPDATED 19:00 IST
In his daily conversations with his father, boxer Laishram Devendro Singh gets the encouragement to become the first medallist from Manipur.
The words motivate him to do that extra bit in training that can help him live up to his father’s expectations.
“I talk to my father (Laishram Jogendro) everyday over phone and he encourages me to do my level best as he wants me to become the first Olympic medallist from Manipur,” Devendro told Mail Today.
Other than his skills and hard work, the supportive family also boosts the 49kg category boxer to achieve his dream. His sister Sushila Devi, a former nationallevel woman boxer, keeps track of her brother’s performance, and rectifies flaws in his game.