Mary Kom's win truly special: PM Modi

Mary Kom's win truly special: PM Modi

Still chasing her long cherished dream of clinching an Olympic gold for the country, boxing legend M.C.Mary Kom, who on Saturday became the first woman to win six World Championship gold medals, said the hunger is still there. It is time for India to enshrine her legacy with a Mary Kom Award to the nation's best sportswoman in Olympic sport each year at the National Sports Awards. The 35-year-old Manipuri boxer is a mother of three now. 6 times Gold medalist World Championship!

Adnan Sami: Heartiest congratulations to Mary Kom for and becoming the first female boxer to win six World Championships.

She defeated Hanna Okhota from Ukraine in the final match in 48kg flyweight class category. Next, on November 8, 2017, she grabbed an unprecedented fifth gold medal at the ASBC Asian Confederation women's boxing championships held in Vietnam.

Amitabh Bachchan tweeted, "I ever value your BOXING GLOVES that you gifted me! they are MY gold medals". Her first four gold medals had come in pinweight category.

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

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also sent congratulatory messages to Mary Kom. But spotting a journalist, a camera slung over his shoulder, she shuffled up to him and asked him if he believed Mary Kom would have left the stadium and if she would have a chance to getting an autograph. I was under pressure and had to change my weight category also.

In front of almost packed crowd on Saturday, Mary Kom showed no nerves and was successful in keeping her opponent on the move with calculated counter offensive strikes.

The German landed a lot of punches on Sonia in the second and the Indian appeared to be trying to just play out the bout. "Now, I am smarter and try to find out the game of my opponent and then think out mine in the ring itself". 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. "This was good result for me", Sonia said after the bout.

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