Two days after Beijing Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra backed Nikhat Zareen for a trial bout against Mary Kom for next year's Tokyo qualifiers, the six-time world champion slammed the shooter stating that it is not his "business to interfere."
The Indian federation has decided that all medal-winners from the World Championship will get an automatic spot in the Olympic qualifiers. The decision, effectively, shuts the door on Nikhat, who is in the same weight category as Mary Kom.
MC Mary Kom's journey at the World Women’s Boxing Championships in Ulan-Ude, Russia came to an end on Saturday after she lost her semi-final bout against Turkey's Buse naz Cakirogllu in the 51-kg division.
The Indian contingent also sought a review for the same but their appeal was turned down by the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) technical committee. As per rules, a protest can only be heard if the scoreline reads 3:2/3:1.
Bollywood has shown some real women power onscreen in the form of women-centric films. Films like Nargis' Mother India, Shabana Azmi's Mirch Masala, Jai Gangaajal and Mary Kom starring Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan's Kahaani should be on your watch list today as we celebrate Womens' Day.