India's Kom wins record sixth world boxing gold

India's Kom wins record sixth world boxing gold

India's Kom wins record sixth world boxing gold

Mary Kom became the first woman in boxing history to win seven medals in the World Boxing Championships moving ahead of Irish legend, Katie Taylor.

The atmosphere at the KD Jadhav Hall was electrifying and so was seasoned M.C Mary Kom's performance in the final of the Aiba Women's World Boxing Championship here on Saturday. Her opponent was just 3 years old when Mary won her first championship.

She evolved from a bullfighter to a smarter pugilist and became world's best amateur boxers of all time. Six times gold medalist world championship! "Though we won eight medals, four gold included but competition is much tough nowadays and considering the fact, our results here (one gold, a silver and two bronze medals) were great", said Mary.

But the latest, and perhaps her most stunning, was won by beating Ukraine's Hanna Okhota in the final of 48kg weight category in New Delhi.

In the 48 kilogram category, Mary Kom is aiming to clinch her historic sixth World title. "I dedicate my Gold to my nation". She also has five gold and a silver medal in the Asian Championships.

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It was the biggest test for Mary Kom but she got off the block soon with quick right hook and kept on attacking from right.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also sent congratulatory messages to Mary Kom.

Sonia, who thrashed North Korea's Jo Son Hwa in a unanimous 5-0 decision in semi-final, appeared under pressure since the start of the bout. Amidst the exchange of blows, Hanna displayed some gamesmanship and invited the Indian to land more shots. Spectacular achievement. Immensely proud of your win, champion!

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.

The Indian could not hold back her tears as she thanked the fans for their whole-hearted support. "For me to go ahead, I needed a medal", Chahal had said after assuring herself of a medal. "Now, I am smarter and try to find out the game of my opponent and then think out mine in the ring itself".

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