Mary Kom showed why she is the legend in boxing as she defeated Ukraine's Hanna Okhota 5-0 to clinch the Women's World Boxing Championship in New Delhi on Saturday and secure an unprecedented sixth gold medal, making her the most successful athlete in women's boxing in history. The 35-year-old boxer from Manipur had secured the gold medal the last time it was held in New Delhi in 2006 and she shattered history to become the all-time leading gold medal winner in the World Boxing Championship. With this win, Mary Kom became the only female boxer in history to win six gold medals in the World Boxing Championship. When one looks at both men and women's boxing, Mary Kom has drawn level with Cuban boxer Felix Savon.
A proud moment for Indian sports.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 24, 2018
Congratulations to Mary Kom for winning a Gold in the Women’s World Boxing Championships. The diligence with which she’s pursued sports and excelled at the world stage is extremely inspiring. Her win is truly special. @MangteC
MAGNIFICENT MARY!— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) November 24, 2018
CONGRATS to @MangteC for the GOLD in Women's World Boxing Championships in 48 kg category!
With this, she hs become the FIRST EVER female boxer to win 6 World Championships!
A fabulous achievement by a wonderful athlete! Wt a proud day for us all! #MaryKom pic.twitter.com/kd12D8Ii4T
Congratulations to India’s ace woman boxer Mary Kom for winning an unprecedented sixth gold medal at the Women’s World Boxing Championship. Her success demonstrates the hard work, skills and perseverance she is blessed with. India is extremely proud of her!— à¤°à¤¾à¤œà¤¨à¤¾à¤¥ à¤¸à¤¿à¤‚à¤¹ (@rajnathsingh) November 24, 2018
A visibly emotional Mary Kom thanked all her fans and friends from making the dream successful. “"Winning the 2012 bronze medal was magnificent, but I would love to win a gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics," Mary Kom said. The success of Mary Kom drew wild celebrations across India and social media went berserk, with politicians, actors and cricketers all congratulating the efforts of Mary Kom.
In addition to the Women’s World Boxing Championship, Mary Kom is the only Indian boxer to win gold medals in both Asian and Commonwealth Games. However, in the 2012 London Olympics, she won bronze that too in dramatic circumstances.
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— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 24, 2018
Congratulations Mary Kom for winning a record sixth world title. We are proud of your golden achievement at the Women's World Boxing Championships @MangteC— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) November 24, 2018
Before the start of the tournament, Mary Kom had reflected upon her journey from the beginning. “About five-six years ago, we were suffering in different ways in terms of facilities, travelling-wise and problems related to infrastructure. Today, all needs are taken care off immediately. No need to worry about support and facilities now. The younger generation is far better off than us as they have little worries,” Mary Kom said.
Hearty congratulations to Ms.Mary Kom @MangteC for creating history by winning the 6th gold medal at the Women's World Boxing Championship. She is an inspiration to every Indian. Wishing her many many more victories. #MaryKom pic.twitter.com/cRepnl4xyw— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) November 24, 2018
ðŸ™ðŸ» Thank you Mary Kom ! Our country stands proud ! You are truely a legend! https://t.co/LgcFnKx0YP— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) November 24, 2018