The star boxer, whose life had inspired the movie "Mary Kom" - starring Priyanka Chopra - courted congratulations galore from the actress, as well as celebrated names like Amitabh Bachchan, S.S. Rajamouli and Prosenjit Chatterjee. Her opponent was just 3 years old when Mary won her first championship.
Mary Kom is the world's first boxer to reach seven times in the final of the World Championship.
In 2006, Delhi hosted the World Championship when India won a total of eight medals - four gold, one silver and three bronze. With a gold, a silver and two bronze medals, the Indian contingent recorded one of its best performances at the Women's World Championships. 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. I don't have anything to give except for a gold medal to the country.
In tears and with the national flag wrapped tightly around her torso, Mary Kom signed off saying that this gold medal was the least she could do for her country.
Mary Kom creates history after winning Sixth World Championship Title 2018
It was the biggest test for Mary Kom but she got off the block soon with quick right hook and kept on attacking from right.
At the jam-packed stadium, emotions flowed as Mary exited the ring with teary eyes after her bout but the luck evaded Sonia Chahal as she went down fighting in the featherweight final with a split decision (1:4) to Germany's Ornella Gabriele Wahner.
The former Asian Games gold medallist and Olympic bronze medallist had also won the gold at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, earlier this year. They came to see my play.
"I have learnt a lot from this tournament and I will try to improve my strength". I am still suffering. She first won a senior level medal in 2016.
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