Manipur: India’s first woman boxer, Mary Kom has brought many laurels to the country. Her positive and undying spirit has been an inspiration for many. The first woman to bring home a gold medal from the 2014 Asian Games, has once again made the country proud this year by winning a gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. It is this winning streak that Femina, India’s leading women’s brand showcases and celebrates in its special issue ‘India’s Golden Girls’ featuring all the gold winners of this year’s Commonwealth Games on the cover.
Staying true to its tagline ‘Be Unstoppable’, Femina reveals the success stories of these real heroes of India. While sharing what inspires her to stay strong always and move ahead with so much of grit and determination, the ace boxer says, “I have had to face many challenges in my career, like being taunted for taking up a ‘manly’ sport such as boxing. However, I have never let it affect me. In fact, I have worked doubly hard and even if some people don’t like me, when I am in the ring, no one can touch me. I truly believe that there is nothing that a woman can’t do and I am always thinking positive.”
The star boxer has truly been an inspiration for many around the globe and her words stand true for all the women out there who are facing challenges in lives but never give up. Way to go Mary Kom!