Mary Kom confident of gold at 2016 Olympics

The London Olympics bronze medal-winning boxer said she would begin her preparations for the event in Rio after six months.

Updated: August 28, 2013 14:13 IST
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Bhopal: London Olympics bronze medal winner in boxing, MC Mary Kom has expressed confidence that she would win a gold medal in the next Olympics in Rio and said she will start regular training after six months.

"I am confident that I will clinch a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics," the boxer told reporters here on Tuesday.

Mary Kom will be felicitated at a function in Bhopal on Wednesday along with former volleyball player, Ram Lal Verma and 25 other sportsmen.

The boxer, the chief guest for the function, will be given a cheque of Rs 50 lakh by state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

She had been unable to come earlier when the other five medal winners of the London Olympics were felicitated.

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