It’s final. The speculation over MC Mary Kom, the five times world champion’s, participation at Rio is over. The mother of three could not book an Olympic ticket after losing in the second round of the World Championships last month.
“It is the decision made by the International Olympic Committee that nations which has not had more than eight boxers in the previous two games will be granted the card. India had eight boxers in London itself with seven men and Mary Kom among the pugilists qualifying”
She couldn’t make the cut through qualifiers but star woman boxer M C Mary Kom’s Olympic dream is not quite over yet as India has decided to seek a wildcard entry for her in the Games scheduled from August 5 this year.
Mary Kom (51kg) had missed out on qualifying for the Olympics after bowing out in the second round of last month’s World Championships — the second and final qualifying tournament for women for the Games.
The 33-year-old was required to make at least the semifinals to be assured of an Olympic berth in the mega-event in Astana, Kazakhstan. .