Indian Boxer MC Marykom, who failed to qualify for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, has qualified for the 2014 Asian Games, which is scheduled to take place in the South Korean city of Incheon in less than a month’s time. Marykom will be a member of the Indian contingent that will travel to Incheon.
Five time women’s boxing Champion Marykom will represent India in the women’s 49 Kg category. She is one of India’s realistic medal prospect in the Asian Games. Her qualfication comes after the qualifications conducted by the Indian Boxing Federation at NIS Patiala, Punjab.
In the final qualification, she took revenge of Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist Pinki Rani Janga who knocked out Marykom in the Commonwealth Games qualifiers. Marykom won all the rounds and stamped her domination on Pinki Rani in an one sided qualification finals and booked a place in the 2014 Asian Games.
In the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, Marykom won the Bronze medal and she will be determined to convert the Bronze to Gold, which will be the perfect way to forget the 2014 Commonwealth Games debacle. Marykom is a five time World Champion apart from winning a Silver in 2001. She is also a four time Asian Champion. In the 2012 London Olympics, Marykom claimed the Bronze medal and made the country proud.
After being out for few months, Marykom will look to punch her way to a Gold medal in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. After the Boxing trials got over, the 31 year old Manipuri Boxer has expressed confidence as she hopes to do well in the Asian Games.
The 2014 Incheon Asian Games will begin on September 19.