Mary Kom has twin boys waiting at home in India, and she promised to bring them back something nice from the London Olympics. How about a medal? That's far better than the average toy or gift. Trouble is Kom has just the one.
So what will you do, Mary, cut it in two?
The question sent her into a fit of laughter. Were it not for the sweat on her brow, the tape unwrapped from her fists and scrunched into a tight ball in her right hand and the thick white towel around her neck, you wouldn't have guessed from her sunny demeanor and the fiery glint in her dark brown eyes that she has just boxed four bruising rounds.
''Oh my God!'' she exclaimed, thinking about the two boys/one medal dilemma. ''One medal I'll get in the market!''
As far as challenges go, Kom has overcome far worse. Like being a pioneering woman in a sport that until the London Games was the exclusive Olympic preserve of men.
Like having to persuade her father that women could box, too.
Like proving wrong those in he...