We are proud of Sachin Tendulkar’s exploits in international cricket and see him as the country’s best sportsman. Not to be forgotten are the records established by Mary Kom, who has also been the biggest star in her sport and has made India proud on several occasions.
Mary Kom is a true boxing champion, having won six World Championship gold medals, as well as silver and bronze. No other female boxer will ever be able to match the Manipuri’s achievement. In fact, no other fighter, male or female, has won eight World Championships in boxing history, an achievement that Mary will most likely be remembered for the rest of her life. She has also won gold medals at renowned competitions such as the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, and Asian Championships.
Being hailed as one of the greatest in her sports, the only elite title that’s missing from Mary Kom’s kitty is the gold medal at the Olympics. The 2012 London Olympic bronze medalist has since then left no stones unturned in her bid to win the elusive gold.
In reality, she has often stated over the previous several years, “There is no magic mantra that will help me win in the World Championships or the Olympics. I will continue to battle and will not give up till I win gold for India in the Olympics.”
The 38-year-old Khel Ratna awardee is preparing for her last performance at the Tokyo Olympics, which she had to await another year owing to the delay COVID-19 pandemic has caused.