On Saturday, the legendary boxer of India Mary Kom won a historic sixth Gold in the Women’s World Boxing Championship. The championship took place at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi. Mary Kom was congratulated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the gold medal that he won in the championship and Modi also said that it is a proud moment for Indian sports. Mary Kom in the Women’s World Boxing Championship defeated Ukraine’s Hanna Okota in a unanimous 5-0 verdict by the judges and made a historic win.
As per the recent reports, MC Mary Kom after winning the championship became the first person who has won six world championship golds after she smashed the long-time record of Irish boxer Katie Taylor. Mary Kom won the first gold medal for India at the world championships in 2002 and then grabbed further gold medals in the year at 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010 edition of the world boxing championships.
After her recent victory in the Women’s World Boxing Championship, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated her by taking the concern over Twitter.
“A 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. @MangteC,” PM Modi wrote on his Twitter handle.
PM Modi further added that the historic win of Mary Kom is praiseworthy and the way she has pursued sports is extremely inspiring at the world stage.
After Mary Kom won the sixth gold in the championship she said, “First of all, I would like to thank all my fans. Thank you guys, I don’t have anything to give you. What I can give you is a gold for the country. They came especially for me and the Indian contingent. Today, I was a little bit emotional because, for the last few years, I was not able to fight in 48 kg category,” said Mary Kom after her win against Hanna Okota.