MC Mary Kom scripted history on Saturday as she eked out a unanimous verdict over Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota in the 49kg light flyweight category in the final of AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship at the KD Jadhav Indoor Stadiumin Delhi to claim her sixth gold at the tournament.
The 35-year old Indian boxer was tied at five gold medals with Katie Taylor of Ireland and sixteen years after winning her first World Championship gold, Mary Kom wins her sixth to create a new record. This is her seventh overall medal at the tournament and she had won gold in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010 editions of the Women’s World Boxing Championship.
A stellar achievement for #MaryKom , becoming the first woman boxer to win six world championship Gold. One of India’s greatest ever sportsperson. Super happy and super proud ! pic.twitter.com/jw2V4QBulo
— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) November 24, 2018
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 24, 2018
— sreejesh p r (@16Sreejesh) November 24, 2018
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) November 24, 2018
— Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) November 24, 2018
Yes! Magnificent Mary does it again. Legend. 6 World Championship golds. One of India’s greatest. @MangteC, you are such an inspiration.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 24, 2018
— Mihir Vasavda (@mihirsv) November 24, 2018