Having previously won gold medals in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010 (and a silver in 2001), the magnificent Mary has become the most successful woman boxer in the history of World Championships. The Manipur boxer defeated Ukraine's x 22-year-old Hanna Okhota today in New Delhi.
Many other celebrities and eminent personalities including Arjun Kapoor, Preity Zinta, Ajay Devgn, Shreya Goshal, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag also wished the 35-year-old boxer.
Before this World Championships, Mary Kom was tied with Ireland's Katie Taylor (five gold and a bronze) on the number of medals won by a woman. And on October 1, of the same year, the sportswoman won her first Gold Medal at the Asian Games held in South Korea.
India on Saturday hailed M C Mary Kom's record sixth gold with congratulatory messages pouring in from President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minster Narendra Modi, Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
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But at 4-4 he wavered as he yanked an edgy forehand halfway up the net to give Zverev the chance to serve for the set. But at the same time, as I said on the court, you put things in a larger perspective, see things a bit differently.
Amitabh Bachchan: Mary Kom, what a huge honour you bring to the country.
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. This round also went in favour of Mary Kom, with three judges favouring her and two going for Okhota.
"Ayushmann Khurrana posted a handsome photo of Mary Kom with India's flag on his Twitter handle and wrote, "#MaryKom you rule! Especially for me, in the contingent, to cheer for us. In my weight category, there are a lot of experienced players. "This was good result for me", Sonia said after the bout. What an achievement... the first female boxer to win the #WorldChampionship for an unprecedented 6th time!
In a hard-fought duel between two southpaws, Mary showcased her handsome assortment of right jabs and well-rehearsed combinations to seize initiative. The only Indian woman to win an Olympic medal.