Its hard to beat a woman who never gives up! The whole world is in awe of Mary Kom as she did something that everyone believed was “Impossible”.
When the mother-of-three landed in Poland for Silesian Open Boxing Tournament, she got heart-breaking unpleasant news. She was told that she was on the verge of getting disqualified from the final as she was 2 kilos overweight.
So, rather than giving up, she took the challenge that everyone told her was impossible!
And then she did something that can only be done by a superwoman!
“We landed in Poland at round 3-3:30 in the morning and the general weigh-in was at around 7:30am. I was a couple of kilograms above 48kg, the category I compete in, at that point,” she told PTI.
“So, I had roughly four hours to shed that or I would have been disqualified for being over-weight at the time of general weigh-in. But I did skipping for an hour at a stretch and just like that, I was ready,” said the 35-year-old.
Yes, she lost 2 kgs in 4 hrs! And after that, went on to win the Gold!
After winning the tournament, when she was asked if she was satisfied with her performance:
“I am never satisfied with how I perform, I am always looking to work out new strategies. I am obsessive but not overtly aggressive. I like to conserve in a bout. I always like to study my opponents and then dismantle them bit by bit,” she said.
But she shared the credit of her win with her husband:
“Onler is my rock. It is because of him that I can be this obsessive about my sport and it is because of him that I manage to never cross the unhealthy line when it comes to obsession,” she said.
Though Mary Kom is about to turn 36, she said she has no plans of slowing down.
“No, the world championships in November is not my last. I am not going anywhere till the 2020 Olympics provided my body stays fit. I know my limitations, but I also know my strengths. If there is any injury then I will see,” she said.
For an athlete who has achieved so many medals, Mary Kom shared her 2 cents on what boxing is to her:
“Boxing is my soul,” she declared.
For so many of us, who keep giving ourselves excuses to not be healthy and fit, Mary Kom is an inspiration! A mother of three showed the world that anything is possible!
People also took up twitter to show their awe and respect to this Superwoman!