Mary Kom creates history after winning Sixth World Championship Title 2018

Indian film industry hails 'magnificent' Mary Kom

Mary Kom wins record-breaking sixth gold medal at World Boxing Championships

India's M C Mary Kom, who won a historic sixth world title, was adjudged the best pugilist of the 10th World Women's Boxing Championships here.

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.

Many other celebrities and eminent personalities including Arjun Kapoor, Preity Zinta, Ajay Devgn, Shreya Goshal, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag also wished the 35-year-old boxer. It was only towards the end of first round that the Ukrainian managed to connect a straight punch against Mary Kom. Six times gold medalist world championship! She has been affectionately nicknamed as such since she is the first Indian woman boxer to have won a bronze medal in Olympics as well as a gold medal in the Asian Games.

She defeated Hanna Okhota from Ukraine in the final match in 48kg flyweight class category.

Mary Kom scripts history by winning her sixth world boxing title.

"I am still dreaming about winning the gold in 2020", she quipped.

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.

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With this gold, "Magnificent Mary" also matched Cuban men's legend Felix Savon as the joint most successful pugilist (men and women) in the World Championships history.

Sonia, who thrashed North Korea's Jo Son Hwa in a unanimous 5-0 decision in semi-final, appeared under pressure since the start of the bout.

"Ayushmann Khurrana posted a attractive photo of Mary Kom with India's flag on his Twitter handle and wrote, "#MaryKom you rule!

India could have had another world champion in New Delhi but Sonia Chahal had to settle for a silver after she lost her final bout of the 57kg weight category to Gabriele Wahner of Germany. "Pressure was something I always felt but don't know how to put this gold alongside the earlier five", she reasoned.

"I want to thank the fans who turned up today to cheer me and the Indian contingent".

"I will try my best in the final". 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.

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