“Sorry, I couldn’t win Gold or Silver but I gave my best,” said MC Mary Kom after her 6-11 loss against Britain’s Nicola Adams in the semi-final of the 51-kg category event. 

 

 

Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom born 1 March 1983 in Manipur.She is also known as MC Mary Kom, Magnificent Mary or simply Mary Kom, is an Indian boxer. She is a five-time World Boxing champion, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships.She is the only Indian woman boxer to have qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics, competing in the flyweight (51kg) category and won the bronze medal.She has also been ranked as No. 4 AIBA World Women’s Ranking Flyweight category

                         
Mary Kom, the diminutive Indian woman boxer who carried into the Olympic semi-finals the weight of an entire nation’s expectations, will bring home a Bronze medal.
 
She lost a closely fought bout against World number 2 Nicola Adams today.
 
The score in each round, 1-3, 1-2, 2-3, 2-3. As former boxer Poonam Beniwal, a friend of Mary’s said, “Mary fought and lost like a champion.
 
She shouldn’t be sorry.” British Adams held all the cards.
 
A home advantage and a height and reach advantage against the 5 feet 2 inches tall Manipuri.
 
Mary praised her opponent and said, “She was better in 1st and 2nd rounds”.
 
Mary Kom is also new to the 51 kg category – she used to fight in the 48 kg category earlier.
 
But the focused 29-year-old Indian mother of twins put up a gritty fight in every round.
 
Hours before her semi-final bout, Mary Kom had tweeted: “Ready for my match.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh congratulated Mary Kom on her winning the bronze medal.
 
In his message, Manmohan Singh said: “I join the nation in congratulating boxer Mary Kom for winning the Olympic bronze medal in the 51 kg women’s boxing event. She showed great discipline and determination and has done India proud.”