Wishes pour out from all over India after Mary Kom’s historic win

Wishes pour out from all over India after Mary Kom’s historic win

Wishes pour out from all over India after Mary Kom’s historic win

Outclassing her women opponents, Mary equalled the record of six World Championships gold medals set by Cuba's male boxer Felix Savon.

Creating history in the Women's World Boxing Championship, Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, won her sixth gold in New Delhi on Saturday. Hanna is 13 years younger than Mary Kom. Her opponent was just 3 years old when Mary won her first championship.

Preity Zinta tweeted, "Congratulations @MangteC for winning the 6th Gold Medal at the Women's World Boxing Championship!"

Kom beat Hanna Okhota of Ukraine in an unanimous 5-0 decision in what was the first final of the competition at the KD Jadhav Indoor Hall. At 35, Kom showcased her strong defensive skills and counter-attacked with vigour to storm into the final, staying on course for her historic sixth gold medal.

This is India's first gold at this edition of the Worlds and its third medal overall after Lovlina Borgohain and Simranjeet Kaur won bronze medals previously in the tournament.

Shekhar Kapur: In a nation confused on the position of women in Society, Mary Kom becomes India's all-time great athlete. But spotting a journalist, a camera slung over his shoulder, she shuffled up to him and asked him if he believed Mary Kom would have left the stadium and if she would have a chance to getting an autograph.

"I want to thank the fans who turned up today to cheer me and the Indian contingent". There is no (48kg) weight category in the Olympic Games.

"Dear Mary Kom, you have done it again for India".

The second round was a wake up call for Mary as Okhota did connect some powerful punches in her combination and continued to come forward in Mary's range to accumulate some points. Hailing from Bhiwani district in Haryana, Sonia began her career in 2011 when she was 14 and rose through the ranks by competing at the school and sub-junior levels.

"I did my best but it was not enough".

Mary was so much overwhelmed at the moment that tears were flowing from her eyes, said her coach and added that "We tried telling her, it's okay".

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