Mary Kom's American coach Charles Atkinson not to be with her at Olympic Village

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Mary Kom who is presently ranked fourth in the World in 51 kgs has her opening bout on August 5 against fifth ranked Karolina Anna Michalczuk who was a Bronze Medalist at the AIBA World Women

India’s acting Chef-de-Mission Brig P K Muralidharan Raja today said MC Mary Kom’s American coach Charles Atkinson will not join her at the Olympic Village here.

According to Raja, Atkinson does not have an AIBA 3 Star Certification, which is a pre-requisite for accreditation.

Raja, who is also the secretary general of Indian Amateur Boxing Federation, said Mary Kom will train with India’s national coach Anoop Kumar ahead of her August 5 bout when women’s boxing will make its Olympic debut.

Mary Kom who is presently ranked fourth in the World in 51 kgs has her opening bout on August 5 against fifth ranked Karolina Anna Michalczuk who was a Bronze Medalist at the AIBA World Women

Source: Newsonair

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