London Olympics bronze medallist boxer M.C. Mary Kom has appealed to the authorities to resolve the crisis surrounding the suspension of the Indian Olympic Association and allow sportspersons to begin preparations for future events.
“Our future has become uncertain and we have no clue about where this crisis is leading to,” Mary Kom said on arrival here on Friday.
She is here to receive a felicitation from Ramkrishna Mission Ashrama Narendrapur on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th anniversary, on Sunday.
“I was upbeat after winning the bronze and hoped for a better result in the 2016 Games at Rio. But if we cannot start planning from now the preparations will be inadequate,” she said, referring to the imbroglio surrounding the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation.
“I appeal to the authorities to resolve the crisis soon in the best interests of sportspersons,” she added. — Principal Correspondent