10/1/2014 4:20:44 PM
|written By : Team India Se|
Boxer M C Mary Kom, who has won a gold medal at the ongoing Asian Games has done India proud yet again! She defeated Zhaina Shekerbekova of Kazakhstan to win India its first gold in boxing at the Asian Games. This is India's seventh gold at Incheon, South Korea.
We, at India Se, are overjoyed with this win, as ours was the first periodical in Singapore and the region to recognise her talent and feature her on the cover of our September 2012 issue, soon after she won the Olympic medal. The writer Norris Pritam was amongst the few sports journalists who covered her events and achievements during the initial years.
This achievement has once again proved the Kom is still a boxing force. She was dropped from the 2014 Commonwealth Games squad in July and this decision hurt her tremendously. But this only made her resolve stronger when the Manipuri pugilist said, “I will prove myself again.”