Famend boxer and Olympic medallist Mary Kom on Saturday supplied free coaching to the very best boxing abilities from Kerala at her academy.
Kom, who was within the state to attend the inaugural perform of the first-ever Kerala Olympic Video games organised by the state Olympic Affiliation, stated her solely want is to win a gold medal on the Olympics.
A lot consideration is being paid to the Commonwealth Video games, which is able to happen in England in July, she at a press meet.
“Kerala has supplied many boxers. Right now, there aren’t any rising worldwide boxing gamers from Kerala. When gifted younger boxers from Kerala come, we’ll give free coaching at our academy.
“Organisations just like the Olympic Affiliation ought to take the initiative to nurture such worldwide athletes,” the pugilist stated.
Olympians P R Sreejesh, Bajrang Poonia and Ravi Dahiya additionally attended the press meet.
Sreejesh, the Tokyo Olympics Hockey bronze medal winner, stated that on this interval of declining tournaments, Kerala Olympic Video games could be an inspiration to the gamers.
“Such initiatives would assist carry again our kids to the grounds after the COVID-19 pandemic,” he stated.
Poonia, who gained the bronze medal in wrestling on the Tokyo Olympics, stated he was very pleased with the assist given by Kerala to sports activities.
Dahiya, a silver medallist in weightlifting on the Tokyo Olympics, stated victory and defeat are a part of the sport and one ought to make full use of the alternatives, whether or not in soccer, boxing or weightlifting.
Kerala Olympic Affiliation State President V S Sunil Kumar, Secretary Basic S Rajeev, Treasurer M R Ranjith and others have been additionally current.
The primary-ever Kerala Olympic Video games was inaugurated on the College stadium in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday.