Mary Kom urges IOC to include women's boxing in Olympics

Updated: 09 July 2009 16:38 IST

Ahead of a crucial IOC meeting next month, Marykom has asked the IOC to give female pugilists a "perfect answer" by including women's boxing in Oly.

Mary Kom urges IOC to include women's boxing in Olympics
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New Delhi:

Ahead of a crucial International Olympic Committee meeting next month, four-time world champion M C Marykom has asked the IOC to give female pugilists a "perfect answer" by including women's boxing in the quadrennial multi-sporting extravaganza.

IOC Executive Board meets on August 13 to make a final decision regarding the inclusion of women's boxing in the Olympic Games, and Mary is quite confident that the world's top sports administrators will decide in favour of her sport.

"Boxing is my career, my life. I'm just hopeful that the IOC gives us female boxers the perfect answer," she was quoted as saying by official International Boxing Association website.

The 25-year-old Manipuri, mother of two-year-old twins, continues to follow her dream of achieving ultimate glory in Olympic Games.

Mary has competed in all five AIBA Women's World Championships since it's inception in 2001. She has claimed four gold and a silver medal, making her the most successful women boxer in the world.

Topics : Boxing
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