Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Mary Kom approves sports minister Rathore's boxing moves

India's sports minister and former Olympic silver medal-winning shooter Rajyawardhan Singh Rathore had quite a fun time with trainees at the Sports Authority of India centre in Bhopal yesterday. He posted this picture as he shadow-boxed with a trainee boxer, and captioned it: "I was a military academy #boxing medalist back in my young days -- 77NDA/87Reg IMA. My coursemates will vouch. This young #boxer was kind to allow me some practice punches; what a special feeling to be amongst #athletes."

Rajyawardhan Singh Rathore
Rajyawardhan Singh Rathore

And guess who approved of Mr Minister's boxing moves? India's five-time world boxing champion MC Mary Kom. "So proud of you @Ra_THORe," the 2012 London Olympics bronze-winner wrote back to Rathore.

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