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Mary Kom may skip Asian Games to focus on World Championships

Press Trust of India  |  Gold Coast 

Indian star M C might give the in a miss to ensure her body is in best shape for the World Championships later this year.

The 35-year-old, who entered the finals of today, is keen to ensure that her career continues for another two years before she considers calling time on a stellar stint inside the ring.

"I am thinking of skipping Asian Games, if I am asked I will go but I will take a decision on that later. I have to ensure that I am in top shape for the World Championships so may be I will skip and take a small break," (48kg) said after her win over Sri Lanka's

The are scheduled in August-September in

The five-time world champion and Olympic bronze medallist has been competing non-stop for the last five months starting with the Asian Championships in November, where she won a gold.

She then won a gold medal in Open in January before settling for a silver in the in in February before landing here for the CWG.

Add to this training trips to and in preparation for CWG, and Mary Kom's calendar is well and truly packed.

"The body needs some rest too. I am not completely ruling out competing in the but it is definitely on my mind that perhaps I will give it a miss," she reiterated.

The World Championships are scheduled to be held in in November this year and is expected to be a top draw at the showpiece event.

The mother-of-three, who is also a Rajya Sabha MP, is an iconic figure in not just Indian but international and was given the name 'Magnificent Mary' by the International Association.

last hosted the women's World Championships in 2006, where Mary had won a gold medal.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 10:45 IST
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