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MC Mary Kom stepped down of India's Paris Olympics contingent as chef-de-mission

  • Posted on April 12, 2024
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  • By TSW NEWS DESK
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Mary Kom, a legendary boxer, announced on Friday that she was "left with no choice" but to resign from her position as India's chef-de-mission for the upcoming fight in Paris. In an email to PT Usha, the president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), Mary Kom allegedly asked to be fired from her position. I consider it an honour to serve my country in every way possible, and I was mentally prepared for it. 

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The forty-one-year-old man wrote a letter to Usha that However, I regret that I will not be able to uphold the prestigious responsibility and would like to resign, owing to personal reasons. "It is embarrassing to retreat from a commitment, which I seldom do, but I am left with no choice. I am there to cheer on my country and the athletes competing in this Olympic Games, with great expectations," she stated

The IOA released a preliminary statement regarding her appointment on March 21.

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The boxer, who gained notoriety for winning a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics, was also expected to oversee the nation's preparations for the upcoming July 26–August 11 Games.

We are sad that Olympic medal winning boxer and Chairperson of the IOA Athletes Commission Mary Kom has stepped down citing personal reasons. We respect her decision and her privacy,Usha said in a statement.

"I shall make the appropriate consultations and soon make an announcement about the replacement for Mary Kom."

Usha added that after reading Mary Kom's letter, she chatted with her before leaving.

"I completely understand her request and respect her decision. I have also conveyed to her that she will always have my own support and that of IOA. I also request everyone to respect the legendary boxer's privacy," she said.

 

 

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