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Shocked by Cottalorda's resignation, says Mary Kom

Shocked by Cottalordas resignation, says Mary Kom

New Delhi: Top Indian woman boxer MC Mary Kom says coach Stephane Cottalorda's resignation has left her shocked and she would try to convince him on reconsidering it.

Cottalorda, India's first foreign coach for women boxers, resigned within a month of taking over, complaining of delay in salary payment and lack of professionalism in the national federation.
The 41-year-old Frenchman, who took over in August, e- mailed his resignation to the Boxing Federation of India (BFI), saying that he could no longer wait for the fulfillment of promises made to him.
Reacting to the development, Mary Kom, a five-time world champion and an Olympic bronze-medallist said: "It is very disappointing and I am quite shocked. Speaking as an athlete, I can only say that he had been an excellent addition to the camp." "It was our responsibility to take care of his requirements. I hope he comes back, in fact, I will personally try to convince him on coming back," said the boxer, who is also a government observer for the sport.

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