Want to Win a Seventh World Championship Title: MC Mary Kom
MC Mary Kom became the first female boxer to win six World Championship gold medals with her title win last week in Delhi.
MC Mary Kom became the first female boxer to win six World Championship gold medals with her title win last week in Delhi.(Photo: PTI)

Want to Win a Seventh World Championship Title: MC Mary Kom

Having secured a record sixth World championship title, India's boxing legend MC Mary Kom has now set her eyes on a seventh world crown along with an elusive Olympic gold at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Mary etched her name in history books by winning an unprecedented sixth gold in the 48kg category at the Women's World Championships in Delhi last week.

The Manipuri trailblazer, who won her sixth title after a gap of eight years, said despite several additional responsibilities -- including being a mother of three -- she continues to work toward achieving her dream of winning the world championship again.

My dream was to become a world champion again. I worked very hard for it. I am a mother of three I had several responsibilities. The government also gave me an extra responsibility by naming me member of parliament but I never stopped training.
MC Mary Kom

The title in her kitty, the 35-year-old however is not done. At an event in New Delhi on Friday, she declared that a seventh world title was on the agenda, along with another big finish at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Now that I have won the sixth title I want a seventh one and I also want to win an Olympic gold.
MC Mary Kom

Mary, who fights in the 48kg category will have to bulk up for the 2020 Olympics qualifiers where she will fight in the 51kg division. The 48kg is not in the Olympics. Her bronze in the Olympics also came in 51kg in the 2012 Games.

The 36-year-old also dispelled all rumours of retiring any time soon.

"I am going to fight for another 1-2 years at least," she said.

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