Veteran boxer MC Mary Kom’s winning spree at World Championships campaign has finally come to an end on Saturday after she was defeated in the semi-finals of the women’s 51kg category. Mary Kom settled for the bronze medal in this edition.
Mary Kom lost 1-4 in the semi-finals against Turkey’s Busenaz Cakiroglu. However, India are likely to make a strong appeal against the game result but it doesn’t appear like they will get the decision overturned as the Turkish boxer had clearly landed the better punches on the Indian superstar.
It is worth mentioning that it was Mary Kom’s 8th medal at the World Boxing Championships, making her the most successful boxer of all time (male or female) in the competition’s history. Mary has won 6 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze by far in her career.
Let’s check out how many medals she has won in her career. She had become the first Indian woman athlete to win a medal in the London Olympics in 2012 (along with Saina Nehwal in badminton). Padma Bhushan and Khel Ratna awardee secured her eighth medal at the 2019 World Championships – to become the most successful women boxer in the world.
Mary Kom bagged her first silver medal in 2001 at the World Championships in the USA and followed it up with a gold medal in Turkey in 2002.
The champion once again went on to win two gold medals in two consecutive years- 2005 and 2006 and she added one more gold to her tally in 2010. Mary Kom’s last gold medal came in 2018 as she won the finals of the World Championship in India.
She clinched gold in 2014 Asian Games in Incheon a bronze in Guangzhou in 2010 and as many as 5 gold medals and silver in Asian Boxing Championship. She also won the gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.