Why Mary Kom Should be Every Sports Enthusiast’s Inspiration


Mary Kom, India’s leading female boxer and three times world champion, is a name that needs no introduction. She has made India proud by bringing in an Olympic gold medal and we are expecting a lot more from her during the upcoming Olympics. Her journey hasn’t been easy though, and this life and journey of challenges has made her an inspiration for many sports enthusiasts all over the world. Let’s discuss why:

 

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1. She Comes From A Very Humble Background:

A farmer’s daughter, Mary Kom fought all the odds to rise above her humble background and become a boxing sensation. Her journey wasn’t easy and she had to brave a lot of hurdles. Yet, her winning the race against all these battles, motivates us to stay focussed against all challenges to reach our goal.

 

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2. She Made Her Mark In A Male Dominated Arena:

Boxing, as we all know, was a sport which is mostly played by men. Mary Kom joined this male dominated sports and did better than most men do. Goes without saying that it wasn’t a cake walk for her. She had to face lot of prejudices and challenges, but she emerged victorious, nonetheless. This teaches that no matter how out of place or ill-suited we might feel in a field of our choice, if we are passionate about it, nobody can stop us from succeeding at it.

 

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3. Her Passion Is Unparalleled By Anyone Else:

The biggest challenge in Mary Kom’s life came when she became a mother of twins. As we know, motherhood changes a woman’s body and therefore it becomes more difficult to pursue a sports like boxing after motherhood. However, Mary Kom trained even harder after that and not just made sure that she stayed at her position, but also performed better. This passion and spirit is hardly seen in even male cricketers and this is why Mary Kom should be an inspiration for all those who want to make a mark in the sporting world.

 

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4. She Makes Her Country Proud:

In the end, whatever she wins and whatever glories she earns, she does it for her country, for her India. It is always India first for her and she always strives to bring laurels for India and make the country famous and proud. Just like her, all sporting enthusiasts should make country’s honour and pride as their goal, and then there would be nothing stopping them.

 

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So, sporting aspirants, look no further for inspiration. Read more on Mary Kom’s life and sporting struggles and draw your inspiration. Follow in her footsteps and grow the passion like her, and then no one would be able to stop you from your goals and success.