Mary Kom rewrites history by winning World Boxing Championship

Mary Kom shook the record books with an unprecedented sixth title at Women's World Boxing Championships

Mary Kom shook the record books with an unprecedented sixth title at Women's World Boxing Championships

India finished third in the overall standings behind China and Taipei.

S.S. Rajamouli: Congratulations Mary Kom on winning the record sixth Gold in World Boxing Championships. To back back to this weight category and win gold was just great, " said Mary Kom after her win.

"I can easily give a gold in the 48 kg category, but 51 kg, it's hard because other boxers may have a height advantage", an emotional Mary Kom said after the bout.

"#MaryKom you rule! First woman boxer to win 6 world championships", tweeted Ayushmann Khurrana. Wrapped in the tri-colour, she thanked her fans for their "unstinted" support.

Having been away from the boxing ring for a long time, Mary returned to competitive boxing and the 48 kg category only previous year.

With gold No. 6, the current Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha has set her sight on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics gold.

The feisty Manipuri now has an incredible six gold and one silver in the World Championships.

Thank you guys, I don't have anything to give you.

Amitabh Bachchan: Mary Kom, what a huge honour you bring to the country.

"Because of their reach, the taller boxers (who will be in 51kg) will have advantage".

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In tears and with the national flag wrapped tightly around her torso, Mary Kom signed off saying that this gold medal was the least she could do for her country. I can not thank enough to all those who have come here to cheer me and those who prayed for me.

"I dedicate this gold to the nation and my countrymen".

With this gold, "Magnificent Mary" also matched Cuban men's legend Felix Savon as the joint most successful pugilist (men and women) in the World Championships history. She stepped back and pounced on her opponent to land some clear punches.

Priyanka Chopra, who essayed the role of Mary Kom in her biopic, also wished the star on her official Twitter handle writing, "Wow!" Mary Kom claimed a bronze at the 2012 London Games.

Okhota, who lost to the Indian in Silesian Open in Poland two months ago, looked more prepared in the second round as she employed her quick hands to force Mary Kom on the backfoot. She will face Hanna Okhota of Ukraine.

Terming the 35-year-old boxer a "living legend", Sonowal wrote: "Heartiest congratulations to ace boxer @MangteC for winning the @AIBA_Boxing World Championships for a record 6th time".

In the first round, Sonia seemed anxious.

Lovlina pointed out how the New Delhi championships has given the Indian boxers the confidence they needed.

"I did my best but it was not enough". My opponent was better on the day. And on October 1, of the same year, the sportswoman won her first Gold Medal at the Asian Games held in South Korea. Some of the her combinations caught Sonia off guard. The only Indian woman to win an Olympic medal.

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