Friday, 14 December, 2018

Magnificent Mary, the GOAT

Indian film industry hails 'magnificent' Mary Kom Mary Kom wins record-breaking sixth gold medal at World Boxing Championships
Jennie Wade | 27 November, 2018, 07:47

The 35-year veteran from Manipur had crushed Hanna in the semi-final of Silesian Boxing Championships in Poland in September.

With this gold, "Magnificent Mary" also matched Cuban men's legend Felix Savon as the joint most successful pugilist (men and women) in the World Championships history.

It is noted that The 21-year Haryana pugilist is competing in her maiden World Championships and she is also one shot away from scripting history.

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. After this win, Mary Kom said, "It was not easy to beat Hanna of Ukraine because she is too tall than me".

INDIA'S MC Mary Kom on Saturday won a historic sixth gold in the Women's World Championships, the mother-of-three doing, without breaking a sweat, what no other woman boxer has done or known before. Richly experienced Mary Kom recently won Gold Medal in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

However, Mary distinctly remembered that she had won five on the trot.

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The women's world championship has been running for 17 years.

With the competition heating up, Mary lifted her game and attacked in the final round. What an achievement. Congratulations Mary Kom. The 35-year-old boxer from Manipur couldn't hold back her tears when she thanked the home crowd for vast support."I want to thank the fans who turned up today to cheer me and the Indian contingent".

The third round was dominated by Mary as she landed some telling blows on Okhota - a right-handed jab, left-hand combination which rattled the Ukrainian.

"First of all, I would like to thank all my fans".

"I have learnt a lot from this tournament and I will try to improve my strength". The only Indian woman to win an Olympic medal.

Mary was so much overwhelmed at the moment that tears were flowing from her eyes, said her coach and added that "We tried telling her, it's okay".

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