Mary Kom Hopes to Bounce Back From Injury in Two Months

Mary Kom will miss the women's World Boxing Championship and believes her absence from South Korea will help her recover from a hamstring injury quicker.

Updated: November 11, 2014 18:16 IST
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India's Boxing Champion Mary Kom(C), Squash Champion Dipika Pallikal (R) and Pistol Shooter Heena Sidhu (L) at an event in Kolkata on Tuesday (November 11, 2014).


Kolkata: Olympic medallist M C Mary Kom on Tuesday, said she would take around two months time to recover from the hamstring injury, that has kept her out of the Women's World Boxing Championship at Jeju, South Korea, to be held from November 13 to 25. (Also read: Mary Kom backs pregnancy tests for boxers)

The injury has robbed Mary Kom a chance to win her sixth medal at the event.

"I'm happy skipping the meet as I'm not fully fit. There's no point going there and return empty-handed. I want to win a medal for the country in whatever competition I take part," the London Games 2012 bronze medallist told reporters on the sidelines of a felicitation programme here.

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