Mother Mary wins historic sixth World Championships title

Mother Mary wins historic sixth World Championships title

Her incredible medal haul at the championships also saw her equal the record of Cuban legend Felix Savon, who clinched six golds and one silver in the heavyweight category at the tournament between 1986 to 1989. No one has won more world titles than 35-year old Mary Kom. Okhota countered with left but was not enough to stop the five-time world champion. "I am happy to win a silver in my first World Championships", said Sonia, who started playing in senor circuit just two years back.

The feisty Manipuri, a mother of three children, won a silver in the inaugural edition in 2001 and then went on to win a gold each in the next five editions - 2002, 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. What I can give you is a gold for the country. Come to think of it, she has won more World Championship medals than many nations have managed in 10 editions.

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Boxing Federation of India (BFI) president Ajay Singh also said that the world body has given full marks to the organisation and described it as the best championships ever in recent years. In this male-dominated country, where playing boxing for a woman was not accepted as a good choice, Mary Kom came out flying with her golden wings and made the way for aspiring female boxers.

Lovlina pointed out how the New Delhi championships has given the Indian boxers the confidence they needed. After this enormous success, Mary Kom dedicated the win to the country and thanked her supporters. "I am still suffering from making the weight", she added. She thanked the coaches who taught her throughout and the current Indian support staff.

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In a hard-fought duel between two southpaws, Mary showcased her handsome assortment of right jabs and well-rehearsed combinations to seize initiative.

"I will try my best in the final". The only Indian woman to win an Olympic medal.

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