Podcast: Sarita Devi Reminisces Her 2006 World Championship Gold
Indian women's boxing is long associated with MC Mary Kom but Sarita Devi is another star from Manipur who has achieved the highs of a World Championship Gold.
In this episode of The Greatest Game we bring Sarita into the spotlight to talk about the biggest day of her career. The year was 2006 and the World Championship was being hosted by India for the first time.
Sarita Devi spoke about how excited she was to compete in front of her home crowd.
Sarita was even more motivated to win the gold because her mother was watching the match in the arena.
I always remember one thing that my mother was watching the final from the gallery. Whenever I got a punch, my mother would close her eyes. She couldn’t see me getting hit. She, being a mother was getting hurt each time a punch came my way. Then I thought my mother is watching me that’s why I needed to beat Ukraine’s Viktoria Rudenko.Sarita Devi