Legendary Indian boxer, Mary Kom, beat Ukraine's Hanna Okhota in the finals to win the gold championship in the 48Kg category at the Women's World Boxing Championship in New Delhi on Saturday. Mary beat Okhota by unanimous decision to win the title for an unprecedented 6th time. Greatly cheered by her fans in the capital, Mary beat her Ukrainian opponent in three rounds to take the crown.
Mary presently takes the top spot in the rundown of most World Championship title triumphs. Prior to this, Mary was tied with Ireland's Katie Taylor with five titles each. Be that as it may, now, Mary is in the league of her own with six gold medals- 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2018.
Altogether, Mary has now won seven medals at World Championships and this is likewise a competition record. The 35-year-old Manipuri and mother of three, won silver in the first edition, followed by five gold in successive World Championships from 2002 to 2010 and now this most recent gold in 2018.
With this win, Mary Kom, also known as ‘Magnificent Mary’, matched Cuban men’s legend Felix Savon as the joint most successful pugilist (men and women) in the World Championships history.
At the end of the tournament, an emotional Mary thanked the crowd present at the venue, who witnessed her create history in the capital. Trying to hold back her tears, Mary said, “I want to thank the fans who turned up today (Saturday) to cheer me. They have been supporting me for the last many years.”