Speaking at the official press conference, Mary Kom spoke of 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 Kom.
Despite suffering from diarrhoea, Mary beat her opponent, Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota in the Light Fly Weight category, 5-0 to clinch historic gold at the Women World Championship.
Mary previously won the gold medal on five occasions – 2002, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 – besides bagging a silver on her debut in 2001.
Dubbed as ‘Magnificent Mary’, people all over have been pouring congratulatory messages for India’s pride! She celebrated her win with her third son.
Here’s what the people have to say to her:
With every win she has created a new chapter in history! An inspiration for us all. Her never back down attitude is awe worthy! Congratulations @MangteC on the Gold! True champion! Always making #India proud! pic.twitter.com/I7km0IyASO
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) November 25, 2018
A stellar achievement for #MaryKom , becoming the first woman boxer to win six world championship Gold. One of India’s greatest ever sportsperson. Super happy and super proud ! pic.twitter.com/jw2V4QBulo
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 24, 2018
Congratulations @MangteC so so proud of you .. You have made history and we all know the history of hardwork , sacrifices and dedication that has gone behind this achievement. Well deserved and you have it in you to do it for the 7 th time too🤗💪 #inspiration pic.twitter.com/hlaGOGORzI
— SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA (@TheShilpaShetty) November 25, 2018
Mary Kom makes history with sixth boxing world championship 🥇 https://t.co/xCZvOLQ4hE
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) November 25, 2018