Mary Kom basks in the glory of Olympic medal
After winning the bronze medal, India’s most successful boxer in history M.C. Mary Kom is now basking in the glory of an Olympic medal.Since winning the medal in the 51kg category, Mary has been even busier then before. There’s no more training schedules to adhere to or boxing strategy lessons to undertake. Right now Mary Kom is busy just fulfilling media engagements and going from one felicitation to another.”Mary is very busy right now. She has an interview lined up at the athletes village with the IOC team and another one straight after that with the AIBA team, not to mention the various requests from other media teams from around the world” informs her husband Onler Kom.Special coverage of London Olympics 2012This is the first time that women’s boxing has found a place in the Olympic Games and that has meant there is great interest in the boxers, particularly the medal winners. And in Mary’s case, it’s not just the Indian media, but others from England and South America want to interview her.Mary and her family (her mother and husband are with her in London) are also being felicitated by various people in London. On Saturday afternoon, the European Manipuri Association hosted a special meet and greet session for their hero at one of London’s historic pubs in Central London.Many turned up to see their hero in person and also to show their gratitude to Mary Kom for putting Manipur on the world map.advertisement”I have travelled all the way from Germany. In fact, I have driven down from Germany, after organising this event” Somorendro Khangembam, the general secretary of the European Manipur Association told Headlines Today.Mary was also in her elements at the event, as she freely mingled and interacted with members of the Manipuri association. And joining her for company was another rising talent from Manipur, Devendro. The youngster put up a stellar show to reach the quarter-finals in his first Olympics. “I’m determined to go for the gold in four years time” Devendro said when an enthusiastic fan asked him about his future plans.As for Mary Kom, this is something she needs to get used to. For the felicitations are just starting and there will be another round of them once she lands in India in a few days time.