Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke with legendary boxer Mary Kom throughout his interactions with India’s Olympic-bound athletes. PM Modi requested the Indian pugilist about her favorite punch. “You are a champion of every punch you throw. However, which is your favourite punch? Is it a jab, a hook, an upper cut or some other move? Do tell us and also why is it your favourite punch,” requested PM Modi. Mary Kom replied: “Because I am a southpaw, the hook punch is my favourite.”
“It’s a very effective move as I rarely miss my opponent with this punch. It is almost certain to hit them,” she added.
“I want to know who is your favourite athlete,” PM Modi requested additional.
“In boxing I have my hero, my inspiration, Muhammad Ali. I got inspiration from him to choose boxing as a profession,” replied Mary Kom.
“Mary Kom ji, you have won almost every boxing tournament in the world. You had once said it’s your dream to win an Olympic gold medal. This isn’t just your dream but also of the country,” PM Modi mentioned.
“The nation expects that you’ll fulfil your desires and the desires of the nation.”
Mary Kom, who received a bronze medal on the London Olympic Games in 2012, will intention for a remaining swansong in Tokyo as this can be her final Olympics.
She made historical past on the London Games by changing into the primary Indian boxer to bag a medal at Olympics.
Beside Mary Kom, eight different Indian boxers have made the lower for the Tokyo Games.
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