Bollywood Pays Tribute to Boxing Champion Mary Kom

Adjust Comment Print

It was a mix of vast experience and technical approach that Mary used to massacre Ukraine's Hanna Okhota in the light flyweight (48kg) class with a unanimous decision to become the first woman pugilist to clinch six world titles.

While Sonia seemed anxious at the big stage, 35-year-old Mary Kom looked in ideal shape through the 48 kg light flyweight summit clash.

Mary Kom won a historic 6th gold at the Boxing World Championships to become the most decorated women's boxer at the competition.

Overwhelmed, Mary Kom broke down after coming out of the ring as she went around to greet the packed crowd and the assembled officials. "They have been supporting me for last many years".

However, the Indian champion came back strongly and displayed her best effort of the day, a powerful hook in the second that shattered Okhota's gameplan to lower her guard and lure the Indian to attack. "I am a little bit emotional".

For most part of the bout, Mary showed why she has survived in the sport. Her first four gold medals in her 17-year global career had come in pinweight category.

"First of all, I would like to thank all my fans".

NASA Control Room Erupts in Celebration Over Successful Spacecraft Touchdown on Mars
The British seismic measuring tool will help scientists understand the inside of Mars, which has not yet been studied in depth. While we wait for everything to get set up, InSight will snap pictures of the surface of Mars and send them back to NASA .

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.

Mary, however, rued the fact that her weight category is still isn't in the Olympics and wants to get over from the disappointment of not being able to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

It is noted that The 21-year Haryana pugilist is competing in her maiden World Championships and she is also one shot away from scripting history.

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.

"I have learnt a lot from this tournament and I will try to improve my strength".

"I will analyse my weaknesses and work hard for the 2020 Olympics". Some of the her combinations caught Sonia off guard.

Comments