A mother of three – India’s champion M C Mary Kom has won the World Boxing Championship in a row of sixth and creates historic record. Mary Kom beating Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota with a unanimous score of 5-0 in the category of 48 kgs summit. While young Sonia Chahal has won silver after losing her for final.
The event took place at J K Jadhav, surprisingly on her 36th birthday won the sixth medal. She has won six gold and one silver while the last medal in 2010 in Bridgetown.
Mary Kom wins sixth gold in World Boxing Championship
The results were as follows with 0-27, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27 with a unanimous win. Earlier match was tied Ireland’s Katie Taylor who has won five gold and one bronze medals.
With this, ‘Magnificent Mary’ also matched Cuban legend Felix Savon as the joint most successful pugilist (men and women) in the Championships history.
Sonia Chahal who has won silver hails from Haryana, started her boxing career at 14, in 2011 and rose to this levels by facing hurdles at each level in school and junior levels. She has also won a silver in 2016.
Mary Kom has won gold in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and has rose India’s name in boxing championship.
Mary Kom thanked the audience and went emotional. She stated – “Thank you for your love and support. I don’t have anything to give except for a gold in the country. I know it will be a bit difficult for me to win a gold in Tokyo as I will have to fight in 51kg.