London: Sport is expected to stop much of India at 6 pm today and it's not cricket. MC Mary Kom, a diminutive Indian woman boxer carries on her shoulders the considerable weight of a vast nation's expectations.
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At the London Olympics, Mary Kom is assured of at least a bronze since she is in the semi-finals, where she meets World number 2 Nicola Adams, who also has the home advantage being British. But the focused 29-year-old mother of twins has been quoted as saying that she will be fighting for Gold today.
And she is all set for the match. Minutes before her semi-final bout, Mary Kom tweeted: "Ready for my match. Thanks all for your wishes. Hope to make my country proud. Jai Hind!"