Podcast: Mary Kom Recalls Her First-Ever World Championship Gold
When it comes to Indian boxing, Mary Kom has been a household name for many years. But do you know when this love affair began?
In a conversation with The Quint, the five-time World Champion takes us back to the story of the first-ever World Championship gold medal in the 45 kg category in 2002.
While facing North Korea's Jang Song-Ae in the gold medal match, the chance of losing never crossed Mary's mind.
Mary Kom went on to become the first Indian woman to win a gold at the World Boxing Championship. She couldn't hold back her tears when she heard the national anthem.