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Mary Kom becomes first female boxer to win 6 gold medals at World Championships
MC Mary Kom of Manipur created history after she outclassed Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota by a unanimous 5-0 decision in the women’s 48-kilogram light flyweight final of the Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi on November 24, 2018.
Mary Kom becomes first female boxer to win six gold medals at world championships.
The 35-year-old Mary Kom from Manipur previously won the gold medal in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 editions of the Championships.
Apart from this, Mary Kom had also won the silver medal on her debut in 2001. It was Mary’s second meeting with the Ukrainian in three months.
Mary Kom defeated Hanna in the semi-final of Silesian Boxing Championships in Poland in September.
In the women’s 57-kilogram featherweight final, Sonia Chahal settles for silver. Chahal lost to Ornella Gabriele Wahner of Germany. Sonia entered the final after beating Jo Son Hwa of North Korea by unanimous 5-0 decision on November 24.
India finished with one gold, one silver and two bronze medals.