A sixth world title added to her cabinet, ace Indian boxer M C Mary Kom Wednesday said she is now aiming for a gold in the Olympics.
The 36-year-old claimed her sixth gold at the world event, making her the most successful boxer in the tournament’s history with an overall tally of seven medals.
I have a medal in Olympics (a bronze in 2012), but gold is something I dream for. I am very happy about my championship win, as it boosted my confidence to face life head-on,” she told at an athletics event here.
“I am eyeing a gold at Tokyo Olympics. I will train doubly-triply hard to get a gold for my country,” she said.
Mary Kom won her world title in the 48kg category but for the Olympics, she will have to bulk up to the 51kg division.
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi, who was also present at the function held at the JLN Stadium, called Mary Kom a “national treasure