Ace Indian boxer MC Mary Kom has revealed she was shocked when she first heard concerning the postponement of Tokyo Olympics resulting from Covid-19 pandemic.
Initially scheduled to be held from July 24 to August 9 this yr, the Tokyo Olympics was in March postponed to 2021 because of the outbreak of coronavirus. It’s now set to be held from July 23 to August eight subsequent yr.
“I used to be so shocked. This information got here as a shock to all of us. It is challenged our life and routines and it is no completely different for me. I’ve been combating for nearly 20 years,” mentioned Mary Kom whereas talking to Indian cricket group captain Virat Kohli throughout an Instagram dwell session.
“I’ve been attempting to do my coaching and all of the actions at residence. Solely factor I used to be not capable of do was sparring. Boxing requires sparring, so you possibly can simply carry out in competitors. I do my working, skipping and power coaching at residence. I’m making ready. I’m attempting to get extra power to enhance myself on this scenario,” she added.
The six-time world champion was additional requested by Kohli concerning the challenges she faces exterior the ring and the stereotypes that are there within the society. To which Mary Kom replied that she does get distracted by naysayers however she stays focussed on her targets.
“The stereotypes are right here to remain and you’ll at all times have naysayers. There are such a lot of individuals who speak damaging. We have now performed so many positives for our nation and society,” mentioned Mary Kom.
“The naysayers do distract me however one’s resilience can show them flawed. We have to drive the youth to do the unthinkable, the components does not see gender. It is onerous work and preparation. At all times go for targets, encourage, by no means hand over and maintain combating. That is what I at all times inform younger boxers, children and oldsters,” she added.
The London Olympic-bronze medallist additional said that her husband has been a pillar of power following her marriage.
“After marriage my husband has been a pillar of my power for me. The assist he provides me and my kids are second to none. He takes care of all the pieces. He is the perfect husband and father,” mentioned the 37-year-old.
“I’m so joyful that I’ve a really perfect father for my sons. I gave start to twins and if he would not have supported me it might have been troublesome. As I communicate folks may suppose it is easy. However in actuality it is actually troublesome,” she added.