It’s just as we thought! Mary Kom scripted history again! She became the first female boxer to win six gold medals at World Boxing Championships. Hailing from Manipur, Mary Kom has now become the most successful athlete in the tournament’s history. Words are not enough to describe her!
Mary Kom got the better of Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota in the 48 kg category. Mary Kom was adjudged the winner of the match by 5:0. This is Mary’s sixth world title at the K.D. Jadhav Indoor Stadium on Saturday.
“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,” said Mary after the bout with tears rolling down her cheeks.
And 🇮🇳’s golden lady has done it; @MangteC is the current reigning light fly champion after she defeats Ukraine’s H.Okhota in an unanimous 5:0 decision at the #WWCHs2018 grand finale! Congratulations Mary! #PunchMeinHainDum #AIBA pic.twitter.com/EcILbkgCLO
— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) November 24, 2018
Mary, who went over her weight category to bag a 51kg bronze at the London Olympics, earlier won the World Championship gold on five occasions in the years 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 respectively. Apart from that, she also bagged a silver on her debut in 2001.
“I had to jump to other categories. The effort was very challenging for me. Because of your love and support, I hope to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. I wasn’t able to qualify for Rio Games. I am still suffering.
“I can easily give a gold in the 48 kg category, but 51 kg, it’s difficult because other boxers may have a height advantage,” Mary added.