Manju Rani a resident of Rithal in Haryana, started boxing at the age of 12, in 2010, after the death of…
Indian Boxing league to be held from December 2-21. It will be a warm-up competition for both Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen who will face off each other in a trial after the league for an entry into the Olympics Qualifiers.
“Don’t try to overdo anything. Take circumstantial decision. Avoid being overbearing. And, pursue your passion, no matter what.” – Manju Rani
Having lost her father in 2010 to cancer, Manju Rani overcame loss and financial crisis, and is now set to bring India glory.
The 2012 London Olympics bronze-medallist now aims to change the shade of her medal to gold, eyes to seal a Tokyo Olympic Games berth in the new weight category. Mary has six gold medals and silver at the World Championships so far.
According to the survey of 42,000 people from across 41 countries voted for Kom as the most admired woman. With a score of 10.36%, Kom ranked highest followed by the current Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiren Bedi.
“With sports I became much focused. I think about practice all the time and imagine routines, strategies, bouts and techniques in my mind,” says pugilist Bunty Panghal.
“Before stepping into the ring, I like to study my opponents. I like to play out situations in my mind, I see what positions they like to fight in and try to pre-empt different combinations I can use when fighting against her,” says Anju Devi.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju escaped a fight with six-time world champion Mary Kom. Says, he had to say he doesn’t fight with women. Sharing his experience, he posted a video on his Twitter handle, where he can be seen avoiding a sparring session with Mary Kom.
Indian boxer from Manipur MC Mary Kom got a minimal yet meaningful tattoo of the five Olympic rings. She is aiming for the elusive Olympic gold.
Pugulist Lovlina Borgohain a gold medal at the Women’s National Boxing Championships earlier this year. But she says she won’t rest until she wins an Olympic gold for her country.
Mary Kom on Thursday said she plans to hang her gloves after winning the elusive gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The 36-year-old has an 18-year long illustrious career, with six World Championships, an Olympic bronze medal, and five Asian Championships to show.