For last many years and till now I have proved myself
Source :NewsBharati   Date :09-Nov-2017

Mumbai, November 9: Ace Indian pugilist Mary Kom post her victory in the Asian Women's Boxing Championship in the 48-kg category feels that she's proven herself again.

The 5-time World Champion had clinched her fifth gold medal in the sporting event in Vietnam. The star pugilist thumped Kim Hyang-Mi of North Korea to clinch gold in the light-flyweight category of the championship.

"I feel very proud for my country. For last many years and till now I have proved myself," she said, while talking to Media.

The 2012 London Olympic medallist, who returned to her preferred 48kg weight category after five years of competing in 51kg, had earlier won four gold and a silver in her five previous appearances at the event.

"In last few years, I have been fighting in 51 kg and so I had no Idea about the competitors from other countries in the 48 kg category. There were boxers who were taller than me. It was tough, but I have the experience of years, so I managed it easily," she said.

"If I am fit, then I am not scared of anyone," she emphasised, showing that she still has fuel left in her tank.

The 34-year-old also expressed her high spirits on inclusion of 48 kg category in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. On that note, the lady boxer was also congratulated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the win.