Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Meeting the Legend - Mary Kom

Today I was fortunate enough to meet the great Indian icon and five time World Amateur Boxing Champion Mary Kom!

With Mary Kom 

And unlike her training or fighting attire that one normally finds her in she was dressed in a beautiful Thai dress looking very charming and beautiful. Besides the five World crowns she is also the 2012 Olympics Bronze medalist and the 2014 Asian Games Gold Medalist.

Mary Kom in a traditional Thai Attire

She normally competes in the 48 kg category but in the Olympics she had to fight under the 51 kg category as the lower category was not there else I am sure she would have got the gold medal there also.

Mary Kom's Husband Onler Kom

I was talking to her husband Onler Kom who said that now she will compete in the 51 kg category in the next World Championships. I wish her all the best!

A Thai Dance

The opportunity to meet Mary Kom arose as Tourism Authority of Thailand has appointed her as the Thai Boxing Ambassador during the launch of the 2015 Discover Thainess Campaign held at the Leela Palace in New Delhi. The even started with couple of Thai dances and culminated with Thai lunch.


Mridula said...

I missed it!

Anil Yadav said...

I am sure you will get an oppurtunity to meet her sometime soon.