New Delhi: Five-time World Champion and Olympics bronze medalist M.C. Mary Kom said on Saturday that sometimes, she becomes worried about her performance and people’s reaction if she does not win a medal for the country.
“Sometimes, I feel a lot of pressure regarding what if my performance goes down? How will I handle it? If I do not get a medal for the country, what will people think about me? I get stressed at times, thinking all this,” Mary Kom told ANI.
She also told that there’s nothing more important than winning a medal for India in every match she plays.
Talking about her ongoing preparation for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, she said, “I always try to perform better and give it my best. I will try to give my best performance in the coming Commonwealth Games and try to meet the expectations of the people”.
The 2018 Commonwealth Games is scheduled to be held in Gold Coast, Australia, from April 4. In the women’s division, five-time World Champion MC Mary Kom (48kg) will lead India’s spearhead, 2006 World Champion L Sarita Devi (60kg), Pinky Rani (51kg) and Lovlina Boroghain (69kg) will accompany her.
Olympians like Vikas Krishnan and Manoj Kumar will be leading the Indian line-up in the men’s department. After his courageous performance at the Strandja Memorial tournament, Amit Phangal, has also booked his place in the Indian boxing squad for Commonwealth Games 2018 in men’s 49 kg category. Also, accompanying them will be Hussam Mohammed in the 56-kg category.
World Youth bronze medalist Naman Talwar (91-kg) and the unexpected Gaurav Solanki (52-kg) will also make the cut.