Mary Kom revels in Padma Bhushan glory, but worried about Indian boxing

The 29-year-old mother-of-two said after years of blood and sweat inside the ring, she is finally enjoying the rewards and the more they come, the merrier it is for her.

updated: January 26, 2013 13:58 IST
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New Delhi: Her personal high of being awarded the Padma Bhushan has coincided with turbulent times for Indian boxing, leaving Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom with "mixed feelings" about getting country's third highest civilian honour.

"Obviously, it is a great honour to be considered worthy for this award but at the same time I am saddened by the current state of affairs in Indian boxing. So, it is a case of mixed feelings for me," the Olympic bronze-medallist, who is already a Padma Shri, told PTI over phone from her home in Manipur.

"It is actually pleasant surprise for me because I don't think anyone was talking about me," she said.

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