Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom says boxing is a sport 'not just for men', encourages youngsters to 'never give up

'Boxing is not a sport just for men' was what six-time world champion and Olympic medallist boxer MC Mary Kom told 25,000 students while sharing her life story during an online class on Wednesday.

Press Trust of India June 10, 2020 21:18:58 IST
Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom says boxing is a sport 'not just for men', encourages youngsters to 'never give up

"Boxing is not a sport just for men" was what six-time world champion and Olympic medallist boxer MC Mary Kom told 25,000 students while sharing her life story during an online class on Wednesday.

Sixtime world champion MC Mary Kom says boxing is a sport not just for men encourages youngsters to never give up

File image of Indian boxer Mary Kom. BFI

The sitting Rajya Sabha MP conducted a live session as a part of 'Legends on Unacademy' programme.

The session went on for 60 minutes as Mary Kom spoke about her journey, the hardships she had faced and how she overcame the barriers to succeed, according to a release.

"Boxing is not just a sport for men," the 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist said as a special message to the participating girls.

She answered questions asked by the Unacademy learners.

"There will be multiple obstacles in life but one must keep working hard and be determined towards the goal. Never give up and continue to pursue your passion irrespective of the circumstances," she told the students.

"Have faith in yourself, if someone can do, you can do it too. There is nothing that comes easy, you have to defeat all obstacles and keep moving forward. Concentration, discipline, determination and will power are crucial in order to be successful," she said.

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