Felicitations, more felicitations, interviews, more interviews, phone calls, visits, functions, life never stopped for MC Mary Kom after she won a bronze at the London Olympics. A biopic, in between; monetary sanction for her most-loved possession — the boxing academy. Going by the numbers, perhaps, she will be the most feted Olympic medallist in the country. Such has been her rags-to-riches story that she became a star, globally, overnight.
Bring it on! This seems to have become the motto of Mary Kom’s life. Never the one to shy away from troubles and challenges, the 30-year-old is known for her never-say-die attitude — be it inside the boxing ring or in the streets of Manipur.
It’s been a ‘bumpy’ ride for Mary after she became the first Indian woman boxer to win a bronze medal at the Olympics. The first few months were spent attending promotional events and felicitation functions and working on her academy. Then she was back in yet another familiar territory — on maternity leave. And in May, she was blessed with a son — Prince. While many felt the mother of three would hang up her gloves post Olympics, Mary thought otherwise. Having been through this phase before when she gave birth to her twin boys Rechungvar and Khupneivar, making a comeback to the ring this time around would be easier.
“It’s the same route that I took the last time I became a mother. For the next six months, I won’t be training, after that I will start light training,” she said just after delivery.