rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Sports » Chat with Olympic boxer MC Mary Kom

Chat with Olympic boxer MC Mary Kom

Last updated on: June 07, 2012 12:30 IST



Boxing ace MC Mary Kom will lead India's medal hopes at the 2012 Olympics in London.

She is the only Indian woman boxer to qualify for the Games despite being on the sidelines after losing in the quarter-finals at the World Championships.

The 29-year-old Manipuri, who is supported by Olympic Gold Quest, has won five consecutive World titles and is the only woman boxer to win a medal in each of the six World Championships.

Mary Kom had to switch over to the flyweight category after her usual weight category was not included in the London Olympics, where women's boxing features for the first time.

Also known as Magnificent Mary, she is also keen to develop women's boxing in India through her school MC Mary Kom Boxing Academy, set up in 2006 in her home town Manipur.

Here's your chance to catch up with the champion boxer on Rediff.com's Zara Bol chat on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 11.15 am IST.



(Due to circumstances beyond our control, date and time of chat may change)

- Contribute to Power your champions