Actor Priyanka Chopra has shown her support towards boxer Mary Kom after she suffered a shocking defeat at the Tokyo Olympics. She lost at the hands of Colombia’s Ingrit Valencia, who won bout 3-2.
Sharing a picture of Mary Kom on her social media handles, Priyanka wrote, “This is what the ultimate champion looks like… Bravo @MangteC … you’ve shown us how to go the distance with passion and dedication. You inspire us and make us proud Every.Single.Time Raising hands #Legend.”
After the match, Mary Kom thought she had won since she had clinched two rounds after going down in the first essay. “I thought I have won but after some time I saw Kiren Rijiju’s tweet, I was shocked and upset at the same time (to know that I have lost the match),” Mary Kom told reporters two hours after the bout.
“Dear Mary Kom, you lost in Tokyo Olympics by just one point but for me you are always a champion! You have achieved what no other female boxer in the world has ever achieved. You are a legend. India is proud of you BOXING & OLYMPICS will miss you @MangteC,” Rijiju had tweeted.
Priyanka played Mary Kom in her biopic, which released in 2014 and was directed by Omung Kumar. During the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, Priyanka also gave a special shoutout to Mary Kom on seeing her on her TV.
“I’m sitting in front of my TV watching the opening of the Olympic Games happening right now in Tokyo and the mood is somber, yet the moment feels nostalgic. We all know the games are unlike anything we’ve experienced before, with the best of the best athletes in the world competing for the pride of their countries. The arenas may be without an audience, but our cheers won’t stop, no matter where we are…Best of luck #TeamIndia! I’m cheering for each and everyone of you! P.S. @mcmary.kom, gave an extra loud cheer for you ! @pvsindhu1, @dkumari.archer – go Queens! Show em @mirzasaniar #Cheer4India #GarvHai,” she had captioned her post