Mary Kom wins sixth world championship, named best boxer

first_imgIndia’s MC Mary Kom won a historic sixth gold medal in world championships on Saturday morning, beating Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota in a unanimous 5-0 verdict in the 48 kg category summit clash.Kom now has an incredible six gold and one silver in the showpiece, the last yellow metal coming in 2010 in Bridgetown.The results read 30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27 in favour of Mary Kom who had beaten the opponent in a tournament in Poland this year.Speaking to reporters after her victory, Mary Kom said: “I would like to dedicate this win to my country.” Soon after her victory, wishes started pouring inA proud moment for Indian sports.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. @MangteCNarendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 24, 2018Even Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter and uploaded a picture of the gloves gifted to him by Mary Kom and expressed how proud he is.T 3005 – MARY KOM .. what a huge honour you bring to the Country .. 6 times Gold medalist World Championship !! CONGRATULATIONS !I ever value your BOXING GLOVES that you gifted me ! they are MY gold medals !!?????????????????????? Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 24, 2018Priyanka Chopra, who played Mary Kom in reel life, has always been inspired by the sportswoman and seemed elated at her victoryWow! Only you could do it!! What an achievement… the first female boxer to win the #WorldChampionship for an unprecedented 6th time! Congratulations @MangteC… It’s a proud moment for the nation & you are and always will be my inspiration.. Here’s to #MagnificentMary ????advertisementPRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) November 24, 2018Soon after winning the title, Kom was adjudged the best pugilist of the 10th World Women’s Boxing Championships here.The AIBA panel which chose the Indian as the best among the competitors was a richly deserved honour to the 35-year-old Manipuri, whose endurance, perseverance and the never-say-die attitude is unparalleled in the history.Speaking during the official press conference, Mary Kom recalled her participation in the New Delhi event held in 2006. “At that time, boxers from fewer countries had participated. It was not even included in the Olympics. Though we won eight medals, four gold included but competition is much tough nowadays and considering the fact, our results here (one gold, a silver and two bronze medals) were great,” said Mary.”As far as organization, this one was better than what it was in 2006.” Asked to compare the win here with earlier gold medals, the Manipuri said it was difficult to remember.”But this one was very special. I was under pressure and had to change my weight category also. I won my last Worlds gold in 2010 and then the change of weight for the Olympics happened. The pressure was something I always felt but don’t know how to put this gold alongside the earlier five,” she reasoned.About Mary KomMangte Chungneijang (MC) Mary Kom is a five-time World Amateur Boxing champion from India and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships.Nicknamed ‘Magnificent Mary,’ she is the only Indian woman boxer to have qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics, competing in the flyweight (51 kilograms) category and winning the bronze medal.She has also been ranked as No. 4 AIBA World Women’s Ranking Flyweight category.She became the first Indian woman boxer to get the gold medal in the Asian Games in 2014 in Incheon, South Korea.Also read: Celebrating Mary Kom, the boxer who brushed away discouraging words and became an inspirationInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img

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