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Mary Kom eyes gold at Tokyo Olympics

By The Assam Tribune

MUMBAI, Jan 17: Legendary boxer Mary Kom, the only woman to clinch six world championship titles, is now eyeing the elusive Olympic gold medal next year as her crowning glory. The 35-year-old pugilist from Manipur said winning gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be a big challenge.

�Muhammad Ali was my inspiration when I learned boxing. After all these years, I feel there�s nothing much to achieve. I already (have) all the medals in the game.

�I have medals from the Olympics, Asian Games, six World titles, Commonwealth Games. But I am still hungry to achieve only one (medal), that is the gold at the Olympics,� said Mary Kom here on Thursday.

�Being an athlete, I am dreaming (hoping) for that one chance,� added �Magnificent Mary�, who is the event ambassador of the January 20 Tata Mumbai Marathon.

But the star boxer admits that the 2020 Olympics, to be held in Tokyo, will be a big challenge. �It is a very big challenge. Even London 2012 was also a big challenge for me. It was the first time I fought in the 51kg category. After that, I missed the qualification for Rio (Olympics). � PTI

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Mary Kom eyes gold at Tokyo Olympics

MUMBAI, Jan 17: Legendary boxer Mary Kom, the only woman to clinch six world championship titles, is now eyeing the elusive Olympic gold medal next year as her crowning glory. The 35-year-old pugilist from Manipur said winning gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be a big challenge.

�Muhammad Ali was my inspiration when I learned boxing. After all these years, I feel there�s nothing much to achieve. I already (have) all the medals in the game.

�I have medals from the Olympics, Asian Games, six World titles, Commonwealth Games. But I am still hungry to achieve only one (medal), that is the gold at the Olympics,� said Mary Kom here on Thursday.

�Being an athlete, I am dreaming (hoping) for that one chance,� added �Magnificent Mary�, who is the event ambassador of the January 20 Tata Mumbai Marathon.

But the star boxer admits that the 2020 Olympics, to be held in Tokyo, will be a big challenge. �It is a very big challenge. Even London 2012 was also a big challenge for me. It was the first time I fought in the 51kg category. After that, I missed the qualification for Rio (Olympics). � PTI

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