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 stated.
“The country expects that you will fulfil your dreams and the dreams of the country.”
Mary Kom, who gained a bronze medal on the London Olympic Video games in 2012, will goal for a last swansong in Tokyo as this will likely be her final Olympics.
She made historical past on the London Video games by turning into the primary Indian boxer to bag a medal at Olympics.
Beside Mary Kom, eight different Indian boxers have made the reduce for the Tokyo Video games.
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