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On maternity leave, Mary Kom awaits biopic on her life

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 21 July 2013, 01:15 PM

Blessed with a third child, five-time world champion and Olympic medallist boxer M C Mary Kom is taking a one-year sabbatical from the ring while eagerly awaiting the release of a much-hyped biopic on her life starring Priyanka Chopra. 

"I am taking a break. For the next six months, I won't be training, after that I will start light training and get back to competitive fitness," Mary Kom said while talking to agencies from Manipur. 

"The entire process will take a year and I can afford that because there is no major international event lined up for the next 12 months at least," explained the 30-year-old, who is a record five-time world champion. 

"It's the same route that I took the last time I became a mother," added Mary referring to the twin boys -- Rechungvar and Khupneivar -- she gave birth to in 2007. 

The newest member in the family has been named Prince. Interestingly, she had gone on to become a world champion for the fourth time after her previous sabbatical. 

The London Olympics bronze-medallist said her detractors might be talking about her hanging up the gloves after achieving almost everything that is there to be achieved, but she still has unfinished business in the ring. 

"I could not get a gold in the Olympics. If the 48kg division is added for the 2016 Rio Olympics, then I would definitely give it a shot," she said. 

"People do talk about what is the motivation to continue after achieving so much but they cannot understand that this is what I love the most and will do it till the time my body allows," she added.

First Published: Sunday, July 21, 2013 01:12 PM
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