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SPORT-MARYKOM 2 LAST

first_imgFive world titles and one Olympic medal later, Mary Kom Five world titles and one Olympic medal later, Mary Kom said there is very little left to prove for her even though the never-ending questions on whether she can do it again do rankle. “It is hurtful sometimes and makes me wonder whether I would qualify or not,” she said. Described as Magnificent Mary by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), the latest feather in Mary Koms well-adorned cap is the Rajya Sabha membership given to her. Rather amused by the honour, Mary Kom said the animated discussions in the house left her a tad shaken when she sat to witness the proceedings after oath-taking. “After oathtaking, I sat for few minutes, there was so much noise all around and I was wondering what is happening. May be when I sit there for a few more times, I would get used to it. I hope nobody shouts at me,” she laughed. “On a serious note, I am not focussed on politics because I have a huge assignment in front of me. I am thankful to the President and the Prime Minister for giving me this honour. I will try to serve sports as well as I can during this stint. I will also try to ensure that I am a voice of the North-East,” she said. But she ruled out foraying into professional boxing, which has made rapid strides in India after Vijender Singhs sensational run in the circuit. “Pro boxing is very diffcult. Its not an option for me. In India, the quality of competition is not there for me to take the plunge,” she said. PTI PM KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

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