M. C. Mary Kom ensures unbeaten run in tour of Germany

The six-time world champion is attempting to transition to the 51kg from 48kg.

Mary Kom holds one Olympic medal — a bronze won at London, 2012.   -  AFP

India’s M. C. Mary Kom, the six-time world champion, has won all three of her bouts in the 51kg category during a training tour of Berlin, Germany.

Mary Kom, the six-time world champion, is making a transition to the 51kg category from 48kg in pursuit of a second Olympic medal. The 48kg category cannot be contested at the Olympics.

'Confident'

In Berlin, Mary Kom defeated Ukraine’s Daria Sierhieieva, Germany’s Ursula Gottlob, and Norway’s Veronica Losvik. All her victories were unanimous 5-0 triumphs. “It is never as easy as the score-line suggests. But I am feeling good about my body and also very confident about my abilities. Let’s see how it goes from here,” Mary Kom told PTI from Berlin.

The 36-year-old credited her coach Chhote Lal Yadav, who is also an assistant coach in the national camp, for the success she has enjoyed. “He keeps me on my toes and his inputs are valuable to my training,” she said.

Mary Kom returns to India on Saturday, March 9, 2019.