The queen of the punches
Boxing is considered one of the toughest sports in the world and the queen of the ring is our own Mary Kom.
Boxing is a global sport and to excel in a contact sport of that calibre, one needs topmost skills and fitness to match the best of the best in the world. This includes endurance, speed, agility and power, and also strategic thinking and quicksilver decisionmaking. One has to be a complete athlete to be a boxer.
We in India always believed and still believe that we cannot match up to the Caucasians or coloured people in contact sports, but the myth has been broken by the boxers and wrestlers who have won laurels for our country in recent years, including Mary Kom, Vijender Singh and Sushil Kumar, as well as many more in the past.
What does it entail for an athlete like Mary Kom to be such a superstar boxer and create a world record? Firstly, her grit, determination and supreme selfbelief that she can go where no woman has gone before. Also, her coach and entire support staff have done a great job to make her a world champion, which is by no means a simple task.
For Mary Kom to peak at the right time, a flawless and perfectly periodised regime must be executed.
Staying on top: Grit, determination and supreme selfbelief helped Mary Kom go where no woman has gone before.