Indian Boxer Mary Kom’s last hope to represent India at Rio Olympic were dashed on June 22, when IOC declined Indian Olympic Association’s (IOA) request to provide Mary with a Wild Card entry to the 2016 Games.
Kom, 33, has been the world champion five times in the past, but failed make the Rio cut as she didn’t qualify during the two qualifiers – the Asian Zone Qualifiers and World Championships – 2016.
IOA thus approached the International Boxing Association (AIBA) for a Tripartite Commission Invitation Place, which happened to be just one in her category, but were not able to secure it.
Talking about IOA’s attempt, Kom said that though they had a world with AIBA, it was always going to be tough:
But now changing her mind she said she was aware of the fact that retirement was something that would be talked about “but for the time being I have dropped the idea.”