Mary Kom wants to represent Jharkhand in National Games
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Last Updated: Sunday, January 23, 2011, 16:17
  
Jamshedpur: World Boxing Champion M C Mary Kom has expressed her desire to represent Jharkhand in the forthcoming 34th National Games to be held from February 12 to 26.

"Yes, I want to represent Jharkhand in the mega sports event and I had talks with the Jharkhand Boxing Association (JBA) general secretary, Dinesh Upadhyay and coach Ajit Singh in this regard," Mary Kom told reporters from Pune over phone.

Asked why she wants to represent Jharkhand, the five-time world boxing champion said, "One of my Manipur statemate Sarita Devi has qualified to represent Manipur in the National Games in the same weight category (51 kgs). So I want to represent Jharkhand."

"As the National Games was big event, sportspersons can represent any state or board with the consent of the proper authority," she added.

JBA officials have no objection to her representing Jharkhand, while expressing confidence that she will procure the No Objection Certificate (NOC) soon.

"Mary Kom's representation would ensure a medal for Jharkhand and it will also be a morale booster for the state women team," Upadhyay said.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, January 23, 2011, 16:17


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