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Mary Kom gears up for sixth World Championships Gold

New Delhi ,

In two weeks’ time, Mary Kom will be competing in her seventh World Boxing Championships here and vying for her sixth gold medal. The Manipuri, whose international success started with a silver medal in Pennsylvania, US in 2001, when the women’s world championships were organised for the first time, has become a path-breaker in her sport. 
Mary Kom, then a fearless 18-year-old, is now an Olympic medallist, a parliamentarian, mother of twins and an icon at 35. She vaguely recollects her first World Championship medal; in fact her first of the five gold medals in Antalya in 2002 is more vivid in her memory.
But then Mary Kom has not given herself the luxury to look back and preen over her achievements; she doesn’t even want to. She would rather focus on improving her speed and power. She is busy studying her young opponents. She is thinking ahead and wants to create new memories.