Mary Kom Seeks Asian Games Gold, But Will She Box for India?

Mary Kom qualified for the Asian Games in Incheon on Thursday. But the London Olympic bronze medallist may not represent India due to administrative issues in the Indian boxing federation.

updated: August 28, 2014 12:20 IST
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File photo: MC Mary Kom celebrates victory during London Olympics.

New Delhi: Five-time world women's boxing champion Mary Kom will return to the ring at the Asian Games next month, but her competing under the Indian flag remains in doubt, a top official said on Thursday.

Kom, 31, qualified for her first international competition since winning an Olympic bronze medal at the London Games in 2012 after clinching the trials in the 51kg category in Patiala on Wednesday.

"It is good to be back and prove those people wrong who thought my career was over," said Kom, who had been busy promoting an upcoming Bollywood movie on her life starring popular actress Priyanka Chopra.

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