Mary Kom pulls out of Indian boxing squad | Sunday Observer

Mary Kom pulls out of Indian boxing squad

Mary Kom
Mary Kom

Five-time world champion Mary Kom has decided to opt out of the Indian boxing squad for the 2018 Asian Games, which was announced on Friday.

When contacted by IANS, Mary stated that she is concentrating on winning gold in the 48kg division at the World Championships to be held here in November.

“I opted out myself because there is no 48 kilogram category at the Asian Games. Right now I am focussed on winning gold at the World Championships in that weight category,” she told IANS.

“Also, I have won medals at the Asian Games which include a gold and bronze in the 51kg event. Now I want to give a chance to the upcoming youngsters,” she added.

Replying to query by IANS, she stressed that the five-time world champion is not in the squad since her preferred weight category is not included at the Asiad.

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