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WATCH: After Asian gold what is Mary Kom's next target!

Source: PTI
November 09, 2017 19:21 IST
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'It won't be easy to win the gold medal but I will do whatever it takes. I know I am capable and I will work hard and try my best to win the gold medal for my nation.'

MC Mary Kom

IMAGE: MC Mary Kom poses with her Asian Championships gold medal. Photograph: PTI

Fresh from her fifth Asian Championships gold medal, India's boxing star M C Mary Kom said she will be aiming to repeat her success at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

"I am happy that 48kg has been included in the Commonwealth Games and I will try to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. It won't be easy to win the gold medal but I will do whatever it takes. I know I am capable and I will work hard and try my best to win the gold medal for my nation," the boxing legend said in Gurugram on Thursday.

Mary Kom returned to the country after claiming the 48kg category gold medal in the continental showpiece held in the Vietnamese city of Ho Chi Minh.

The boxing ace said her fit body helps her feel invincible despite close to two decades in a contact sport.

 

"As long as I am training hard and my body is fit, I can beat anyone, bring it on. If I maintain the fitness levels, nobody can touch me," she added.

The five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist returned to her preferred 48kg category after more than five years in the 51kg division, which was made an Olympic category in 2010.

"It would be great if 48kg becomes an Olympic category. It really works very well for me," said the Manipuri, who would be leaving tonight for an IOC athletes forum in Lausanne where she will represent the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

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