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Rio bus missed but bout continues for superstar MC Mary Kom

Her last hope for an Olympic berth might be over after the denial of a wildcard, but Indian superstar woman boxer MC Mary Kom said that she would not hang up her gloves just yet.

The 33-year-old five-time world champion could not make the cut for Rio via the two qualifiers. Last-ditch attempts by the Indian Olympic Association and the ad-hoc committee administering boxing in India to fetch her a wildcard entry also fell through after the IOC declined the request.

“I have been duly informed that I won’t be getting a wildcard for the Olympics. It is heartbreaking but it is something which I had no control on. I have to accept this decision but I am not quitting the sport right now,” the Manipur-born superwoman said.


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