Former Sports Minister and incumbent Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju led a collection of encouraging messages on social media for boxing legend Mary Kom, who was knocked out of the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. Mary Kom misplaced 2-3 to Ingrit Valencia within the pre-quarterfinals of girls’s Fly (48-51kg) class. “Dear Mary Kom, you lost in Tokyo Olympics by just one point but for me you are always a champion! You have achieved what no other female boxer in the world has ever achieved. You are a legend,” wrote Rijiju in a tweet. “India is proud of you,” he wrote and added, “BOXING & OLYMPICS will miss you”.
“Mary Kom, you win every time a young girl picks up a pair of boxing gloves!” tweeted the official deal with of Tokyo2020 for India.
Former India cricketer Yusuf Pathan and RP Singh additionally tweeted to hail Mary Kom.
Indian Premier League groups Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings additionally posted their needs for the boxer from Manipur.
“How graceful she was in defeat. She’ll forever be an inspiration,” wrote former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer.
Mary Kom had mentioned earlier than the Games that Tokyo 2020 could be her final Olympics.