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Priyanka Chopra congratulates Mary Kom for winning gold at Asian Games

Written by Editorial Team |Updated : October 8, 2014 7:41 PM IST

Priyanka Chopra, the reel life Mary Kom, is ecstatic about the real life boxing champion's gold winning exploits in the women's flyweight category (48-51 kg) at the 17th Asian Games on Wednesday. The actress says it symbolises woman power. Mary Kom, a five-time World Champion, defeated Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova 2-0, with one judge scoring the bout 38-38 in Incheon Wednesday.

Priyanka, who essayed the ace boxer in a Bollywood film titled 'Mary Kom' about the life of the sportswoman, took to Twitter to congratulate her. 'Yaaaaaay!!! Now that's called Woman Power! #MaryKom gets gold..makes India Proud & shows us that we can achieve anything! #Momof3 #champion. So proud of u @mangtec u r a true champ!! My Shero! Be #Unbeatable Be #Unbreakable Be #MaryKom,' the National Award winning actress posted soon after Mary Kom's win.

The actress and the boxer struck up a friendship during the making of the Omung Kumar-directed film, which turned out to be a hit. Priyanka has been supportive of the boxer, and just a day before the bout, she had tweeted her support for Mary Kom. 'Irrespective of the outcome of her final bout at the #AsianGames2014 India is proud of your achievement @MangteC #MaryKom. True champion,' she had posted Tuesday. A mother of three, 31-year-old Mary Kom belongs to Manipur and fought all odds to pursue her passion for boxing.

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How Mary Kom trains every day

Her day starts with a 14 km run which is followed by some stretching and then practising shadow boxing in the ring. After resting in the afternoon, Kom spends her evenings in the gym doing push-ups, sit-ups and strength training before moving back to the boxing ring again.

She pays prime attention to her brain-eye coordination and stamina as these most vital for a boxer. After such a strenuous session, she cools off with a short run.

With inputs from IANS

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