Imphal: Olympic bronze medal winning boxer M C Mary Kom on Sunday received a cheque of Rs 75 lakh for her outstanding performance in the London Games from the Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh at a felicitation function here.

"I am very happy and extend thanks to all the people of the country for supporting me in the Olympics," the 29-year-old ace boxer said after receiving the cheque.

"Soon I'll start preparing for the next Olympic in Brazil in 2016," the five-time world champion said.

Along with her, another Manipuri Olympian boxer L Devendra Singh was given a cheque of Rs 20 lakh by the chief minister at Khuman Lampak stadium in the state capital.

Earlier, both the boxers were given a rousing reception by hundreds of people at their arrival. Both were taken around the city in an open roof and decorated vehicle before the felicitation function.

(Agencies)

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