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After 6th world title, Mary Kom busy signing autographs for her twins’ school friends

first_imgSince last Monday, MC Mary Kom’s twins are returning home with heavier-than-normal school bags. It is not the burden of books but several papers and objects that the duo are bringing from their school friends who want an autograph of their mother – the much-celebrated, champion boxer of the world.”I won the world championship gold medal on Saturday and ever since the school re-opened on Monday, I am spending a lot of late nights, signing all the stuff brought by my sons from the school. I can’t say no to them,” Mary Kom told Aaj Tak in an interview.The record sixth gold medal has come after a wait of eight years, a feat which has forced fans to rename ‘Magnificent Mary’ as a ‘Superwoman’ on social media.”I can’t be more happy if they are calling me a superwoman now. I am really happy that I could win a gold for my country again. Congratulatory messages from the country’s PM, President, sports icons, Bollywood, friends and family are still pouring in and this has doubled my joy.”In fact, the good luck messages started the day I made it to the quarters of the championship. The best thing is that such a prestigious championship was hosted by our country and it was so well organised jointly by the Sports Ministry, Sports Authority of India and the Boxing Federation of India. My coaches and staff really pushed hard and supported me which is the reason behind my success,” she says.advertisementThe good thing for Indian boxing is that the 36-year-old is getting fitter and better in the ring.”Yeah, I am thankful to God that my reflexes and fitness is still getting better. Maybe I have god-gifted skills. I have never thought of giving up. Till the day fire is burning inside, the will and confidence is there, I will continue to fight for the country. The more I train the more I become confident of winning a medal. I know I can be a lot better.”The next goal is 2020 Olympics but Mary knows the journey to Tokyo will not be an easy one.”There will be a lot of pressure on me and I will try my best. I have faced so many obstacles in life but with the blessings of God and well wishers, emerged a winner in most of the situations. I definitely want to win an Olympic gold for India before hanging up my gloves. The first goal is to qualify for Tokyo and after that I will go all out to win an Olympic medal.”With her kids grown up now, Mary says that she can relax on the home front to fully concentrate on her training for the Olympic qualifiers.”The kids understand now that mom is not to be disturbed while she is training. Earlier they used to cry a lot whenever I left home but now they are a lot more understanding.”The flag bearer of women’s boxing in India will carry the hopes of entire nation en route to Tokyo. An Olympic medal will of course also increase the weight of her sons’ school bags enormously.Also Read | Mary Kom claims World Boxing Championships gold despite suffering from diarrhoeaAlso Read | Mary Kom sets sight on Tokyo Olympics after record-breaking World Boxing goldAlso Read | Superwoman of India: Twitter salutes Mary Kom as boxing legend shines at world meetlast_img read more

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