“It is better to be quiet”- Mary Kom advocates silence on Abhinav Bindra’s part instead of getting involved in Nikhat Zareen issue


The issue between Nikhat Zareen and Mary Kom is getting complicated day by day. Nikhat Zareen openly wrote a letter to the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Kiren Rijju few days back. The Boxing Federation of India has decided to send Mary Kom in the Olympics qualifiers in Tokyo 2020.

The young boxer Nikhat Zareen wished to have a trial bout between her and Mary Kom in the 51 Kg category of Boxing. However, the Boxing Federation of India decided not to have a trial at this moment. Mary Kom won the Bronze medal in the Women World Boxing Championship in 51 Kg category few days ago. According to the Federation, she is the ideal woman to go to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

The minister of Sports of Youth Development, Kiren Rijju also replied to the letter of Nikhat Zareen. According to him, it is the decision of Boxing Federation of India and the ministry should not be involved in it. Mary Kom also told the same and she asked the gold medalist shooter Abhinav Bindra to stay out of this matter. According to her, Abhinav Bindra might not know about the rules of Boxing and he would not also like to have trials before every tournament.

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