The Hush Post| 17:03 pm |two-minute-read
Mary Kom struck won her 6th gold medal at the World Boxing Championships defeating Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota 5-0 on Saturday.
The Manipur boxer became the most successful boxer — men and women — in the history of world championships and equalled the Cuban legend Felix Savon’s record of winning six gold medals at the World Championships.
It is Mary Kom’s seventh medal overall in the tournament – 6 gold and 1 silver.
“First of all, I would like to thank, all my friends. They came to see the final. They came especially for me, to cheer for me, and all of us in the contingent,” she said. “Thank you for your love and support. I don’t have anything to give you, except for a gold medal for the country. I still hope to win the gold medal for India in Tokyo 2020,” she said.
The Manipuri boxer, a mother of three, won a silver in the inaugural edition in 2001, and then went on to win a medal in the next five consecutive editions – 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008 (silver) and 2010.
A while later, Sonia Chahal has to settle for a silver medal after losing to Germany’s Wahner Ornella Gabriele in the Women’s 57 kg category final.