India’s Mary Kom is first female boxer to win 6 gold medals at World Championships
After her latest title win, MC Mary Kom is the most successful boxer in the history of Women’s World Boxing Championships
New Delhi: India’s Mary Kom scripted history Saturday by defeating Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota by a unanimous 5-0 decision in the 48kg light flyweight final to clinch an unprecedented 6th gold medal at the Women’s World Championships at the KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.
After her latest title win, MC Mary Kom of Manipur is the most successful boxer in the history of Women’s World Boxing Championships.
Mary, who went over her weight category to clinch a 51kg bronze at the London Olympics, previously clinched the World Championship gold on five occasions — 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 — besides bagging a silver on her debut in 2001.
“First of all, I would like to thank all my fans. Thank you guys, I don’t have anything to give you. What I can give you is a gold for the country. They came especially for me and the Indian contingent. Today, I was a little bit emotional because for the last few years, I was not able to fight in 48 kg category,” an emotional Mary said in her victory speech.
“I would like to dedicate this victory to my country”, she added.
In the semi-final on Friday, Mary Kom had defeated North Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi in a unanimous 5-0 decision to enter the final of the championships.
India finished the Women’s World Championships with one gold, one silver, and two bronze medals.
The last time India hosted the championship, they topped the medal tally with eight medals – four gold, one silver, and three bronze.
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