I May Retire After 2016 Rio Olympics, Says MC Mary Kom

Updated: 12 January 2015 19:43 IST

Five-time world champion MC Mary Kom won the bronze medal in London Olympics in 2012.

I May Retire After 2016 Rio Olympics, Says MC Mary Kom
File photo of Mary Kom. © AP

Guwahati:

Olympic bronze medallist boxer MC Mary Kom on Monday said she may retire after 2016 Olympics in Brazil though she's yet to take a final decision.

"I have not taken a final decision but maybe I will not continue after Rio Olympics. I may retire," Mary Kom said on the sidelines of a function organised on Monday to mark the second anniversary of Dalmia Cements in the North East, of which she is the brand ambassador.

"Training is very important and I am focusing on it so that I can win more medals for the country," she said. (Read: Mary Kom Won Historic Gold in Asian Games)

Asked about her preparation for the 2016 Olympics, she said since there's no major competition this year, she will play some international invitational matches as it is necessary to play in a few matches before major tournaments.

"Playing within the ring for a competition not only tests our physical fitness but also enhances our performance and confidence level though too many competitions is also not good as it increases risk of injury," she said.

Mary Kom rued that so far she has been the only Olympic medallist from the North East though there are many sportspersons capable of bringing Olympic medals for the country.

"It is very painful for me to see that there are many talented people in the region but they are not able to bring medals for the country. I will try my best to ensure that more sporstpersons win medals from the country," she said.

Topics : Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom Boxing
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