India’s best-ever boxer Mary Kom stated on Tuesday that she has no plans to retire and is set to defy her critics by profitable an elusive Olympic gold. Mary Kom, 35, gained gold on debut on the Commonwealth Games in Australia final week, complementing a trophy cupboard filled with 5 beginner world championship titles and an Olympic bronze from London 2012. However India’s most achieved pugilist, feted at house as “Magnificent Mary”, says the perfect is but to return and has rubbished solutions she could possibly be near hanging up the gloves.
“I have never talked about retirement, they were just rumours. Even I was shocked when I heard about my retirement,” Kom informed reporters in New Delhi as India’s boxing staff returned from the Gold Coast with three gold, three silver and three bronze medals.
“An Olympic Gold is what I am still dreaming.”
Kom was devastated to overlook out on a wildcard entry for the Rio 2016 Olympics and stated she was aiming for Olympic gold in Tokyo 2020.
The mother-of-three gained a file fifth Asian ladies’s championship title in November final 12 months — defying critics who steered Kom was approaching retirement age.
“Who said my age is a factor? Come up and I will show what I can do,” she stated in jest when requested about boxing in her mid-thirties.
“This (age issue) should be taken out of the mind. I will know when my body will not allow me to carry on.”
The veteran fighter and topic of a blockbuster Bollywood movie stated she was making ready for the Asian Video games, world championship and extra and “will try my best” as she pursues gold in Tokyo.
Kom conceded she had a busy schedule — as an expert athlete, guardian, health club proprietor and lawmaker — however warned her opponents in opposition to assuming she had an excessive amount of on her plate.
“I have taken this challenge to keep fighting at 35 or 36. No one can guarantee winning or losing, but when I train nobody can beat me easily,” she stated.