Indian boxer Mary Kom has declared retirement from boxing as she’ll be playing last major event at Rio Olympics 2016. She also mentioned that she would be looking to win gold and make country proud. In 2012 Olympics Mary Kom won bronze medal and will be desperate to convert it into gold.
Mary Kom said, “I have decided that I will quit after 2016 Olympics. Rio Games will be my last competitive event and I will not continue after that. I want to bring happiness to the people of this country by winning a gold in Rio. I want to win a gold there and so I thought of continuing till 2016 Games.”
Olympic medalist also mentioned that she has made plans after quitting from boxing. She’ll open the academy for students who can learn boxing. Mary Kom also said that she would be available for social causes. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also told her to inform about the academy when she opens.
She said, “I have planned out what to do after Rio Olympics. I will give my full time to my academy. I want to produce more Mary Koms, more world champions. I will also be available to support any social cause. Prime Minister told me to inform him before the inauguration of my academy. The academy is in the final phase of completion and I am expecting the PM to inaugurate it.”
Mary Kom needs to perform well in upcoming Asian Championship and World Championship in order to qualify for Rio Olympics. She said, “Asian Championship and World Championship are coming up and they will act as qualifiers for the Rio Olympics. So, I have to do well in these tournaments to qualify for the Rio Olympics.”