Kolkata: Olympic medal-winning boxer M.C. Mary Kom Thursday said she had also faced a sex attack when she was 18, but managed to overpower the assaulter.
The boxer expressed concern over women's safety in India and urged them to go for physical training to fend off attackers. (Manipur boxer Dingko Singh held for assaulting female athlete)
"I would urge them to have some kind of physical training to prevent sex attacks, because you need to be strong and fit to fight attackers. I would also tell them to fight sex offence without fear," she said.