Mary Kom Backs Pregnancy Tests, Says it's For Safety of Boxers

Eight women boxers, who are set to compete at the World Championships in Korea next week, were subjected to pregnancy tests by SAI under the new requirements of AIBA though the move was criticised by experts.

Updated: November 07, 2014 20:20 IST
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Mary Kom at the podium after bagging gold in Asian Games.

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New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist boxer M C Mary Kom today came out in support of the controversial pregnancy tests conducted by Sports Authority of India on World Championships-bound women pugilists, saying that it was good for the safety of the players.

She said that conducting the tests was not a new development as she herself had undergone the same.

"I myself has undergone these tests. I am not involved in these recent tests but in my opinion it is good for the safety of the boxers themselves. Nothing much should be read on these tests," Mary Kom said on the sidelines of a felicitation programme by Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region.

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