Mary Kom resigns as India’s Chef de Mission for Paris Olympics

| Updated: 13 April, 2024 12:48 pm IST

NEW DELHI: In a surprising turn of events, boxing legend Mary Kom has stepped down from her role as India’s Chef de Mission for the upcoming Paris Olympics. The announcement was made earlier today, marking a significant development in India’s preparations for the global sporting event.

Mary Kom, a six-time world champion and an Olympic bronze medalist, was appointed to the prestigious position earlier this year. However, citing personal reasons, she has decided to relinquish her duties.

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As the Chef de Mission, Mary Kom would have been responsible for leading the Indian contingent at the Paris Olympics, liaising with the organizers, and ensuring the smooth participation of Indian athletes in the event.

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has yet to announce a replacement for Mary Kom. The decision on her successor is expected to be made in the coming weeks.

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Mary Kom’s resignation comes as a surprise to many, given her stature in the world of sports and her commitment to promoting Indian athletes on the global stage. Despite her resignation, Mary Kom’s contribution to Indian sports, both as an athlete and a mentor, remains unparalleled.

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