M C Mary Kom today rewrote history. She is now the most successful boxer ever in Women’s World Championships. She won her sixth gold medal with an unanimous 5-0 result over Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota.
She is a young sportsperson and a proud mother of three children at 35 years of age. Mary Kom effortlessly beat her opponent in the 48 kg category. She now has an enviable record. 6 golds and 1 silver in the tournament.
The last time she won gold in the showpiece was in 2010, in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Before this World Championships, Mary Kom was tied with Ireland’s Katie Taylor (five gold and a bronze) on the number of medals won by a woman. Taylor now plies her trade in the professional circuit.
Nicknamed as the feisty Manipuri, she won a silver in the inaugural edition in 2001 and then went on to win a gold each in the next five consecutive editions — 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010.
Savon, who also won three Olympic gold medals during his illustrious career, won six gold and one silver in heavyweight in the World Championships between 1986 and 1989.
Mary Kom has a biopic film made on her, enacted by the evergreen Bollywood and Hollywood star Priyanka Chopra.