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. 

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