Magnificent Mary Kom Returns to the Ring

The 31 year old Mary Kom has returned to the ring after a long break, during which she had her third baby, Prince, and a surgery to have gall bladder stones removed. But there's no way you'd guess that. She's lean. And looks every bit mean, as she beats a fellow Manipuri boxer, in the core group tournament that's on before the selection trials for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

updated: May 10, 2014 16:31 IST
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New Delhi: It's 7:30 in the morning, and about 25 teenage boys sit in small groups in the Boxing Hall of the capital's Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.

There are double the number of girls in the hall, they're either shadow boxing, or busy sparring with their partners.

In the ring is MC Mary Kom, India's only female boxer to win an Olympic medal, and she's the one, the young boxers are watching in amazement.

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