Mary Kom Scripts History, Becomes Six-time Boxing World Champion

Sonia secured a silver to end India's campaign at World Championships on a high

Sonia secured a silver to end India's campaign at World Championships on a high

Mary has also registered her name in history books as she has now equalled male pugilist Felix Savon of Cuba, becoming an all-time best boxer with six gold and one silver medal in World Championships.

Terming the 35-year-old boxer a "living legend", Sonowal wrote: "Heartiest congratulations to ace boxer @MangteC for winning the @AIBA_Boxing World Championships for a record 6th time".

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.

Mary Kom came to the spotlight after smashing a silver medal in 2001 in her first World Championships and the golden journey was started in 2002, which was repeated consistently in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010. Of course, she was already in a league of her own before Saturday when the arena rent with chants of "Mary-Mary" and "India-India" as she beat Ukraine's Hanna Okhota with a unanimous verdict.

In the 48 kilogram category, Mary Kom is aiming to clinch her historic sixth World title.

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Big B took to his official Instagram account to post a picture of boxing gloves gifted to him by Mary Kom and congratulated the boxer, alongside a heartfelt caption which read, "Mary Kom. what huge honour you bring to the country".

For most part of the bout, Mary showed why she has survived in the sport.

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Meanwhile, congratulatory messages poured in for Mary Kom.

India has, so far, won two Bronze medals at the ongoing Championships through Simranjit Kaur in the 64 kg category and Lovlina Borgohain in the 69 kg division. Suffice to say, there is no question that she will be a role model for all time to come. Especially for me, in the contingent, to cheer for us. Hailing from Bhiwani district in Haryana, Sonia began her career in 2011 when she was 14 and rose through the ranks by competing at the school and sub-junior levels. "Now, I am smarter and try to find out the game of my opponent and then think out mine in the ring itself". The only Indian woman to win an Olympic medal.

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