Mary Kom: SAG gold-medallist to help five-time world champion qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics

Yadav, who won the gold medal at Dhaka Games in 57kg category, joined Kom's camp July last year through Olympic Gold Quest.

Updated: Feb 12, 2016, 18:47 PM IST
Mary Kom: SAG gold-medallist to help five-time world champion qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics

New Delhi: Celebrated Indian boxer Mary Kom has set her goal to win another Olympic medal at the 2016 Rio Games. To fulfill her target, she is working with South Asian Games gold-medallist Chhote Lal Yadav.

Yadav, who won the gold medal at Dhaka Games in 57kg category, joined Kom's camp July last year through Olympic Gold Quest.

Talking to PTI on the sidelines of the ongoing 12th South Asian Games in Shillong, the services boxer said, "We're trying really hard and she's all the more dedicated to win again at the Olympics. But at the moment, the first target is to get a qualification."

"Imagine to leave your two-year-old son at home and spend hours at practice. She's doing a lot of sacrifice," Yadav said after a training session with the five-time world champion at the Practice Hall in NEHU where boxing will begin in the 12th South Asian Games.

Yadav, who completed a coaching course at the NIS Patiala in 2014-15, was contacted by OGQ last year to coach Mary Kom and he readily accepted.

(With PTI inputs)