Amateur | News | Apr 14 2018

Indian legend Mary Kom eyes Tokyo gold swansong

India’s five-time world champion Mary Kom beat Northern Ireland Kristina O’Hara at light-flyweight, writes Mark Staniforth
Mary Kom
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games  |  Action Images/REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

DESPITE three young children and five world titles, Indian boxer Mary Kom says she remains intent on concluding her remarkable boxing career with Olympic gold.

Regarded as one of the finest female boxers in history, Kom added her first Commonwealth Games gold medal to her collection with victory over Northern Ireland’s Kristina O’Hara in the light-flyweight division on the Gold Coast.

2018 Commonwealth Games – Day Ten
Mary Kom claimed the first Commonwealth Games gold medal of her career (Danny Lawson/PA)