Yes, she has done it again! It is another milestone for MC Mary Kom, but this time has a different story. India’s boxing queen on Saturday became the most successful woman in boxing universes after she won her sixth gold medal.
The 35-year-old created history after she defeated Ukraine's Hanna Okhota by a unanimous 5-0 decision in the women's 48 kg light flyweight final of the Women's World Championships at the KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.
Mary started the game with flamboyant disposition and managed to land occasion punches to her opponent using her quick feet movement. In the final round, the Ukrainian also landed few beautiful punches on Mary. However, the 22-year-old Okhota found the Indian ace too quick to handle.
After the bout, Mary said she has “fulfilled her duty” and thank her coaches and supporters.
With this victory, Mary became the joint most successful boxer (Men and Women), leveled with the Cuban legend Felix Savon, who had also won six gold medals at the World Championships. It is her sixth gold medal out of seven appearances in the final bouts. She won a silver medal in the first edition of the tournament.
In the 2012 London Olympics, Mary had shifted to the 51 kg category after the world body allowed women’s boxing in only three weight categories eliminating the lower weight classes. It was a rough time as she couldn’t reach the semifinals due to anomalies caused by the shifting of her category. She was back in form and fought her way to win a gold medal in Incheon Asian Games in 2014.