India’s pride Mary Kom has been ranked number one in the flyweight category by AIBA in the latest rankings update. The six-time World Champion had 1700 points in her bag, the highest one can accumulate in a calendar year.
“Magnificient Mary”, as she is fondly known as, had a stellar 2018 winning the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games and clinching her sixth World Championship title in New Delhi in November. Furthermore, she even picked up the gold medal at a tournament in Poland and finished second in the much acclaimed Strandja Memorial in Bulgaria.
The Twitteratis heaped their praise on the living legend and hoped that she could continue her fine form into the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Here is how they responded:
Might again proved internationally
Mary kom is world no. 1
Breaking all the shackles that women face in an unorthodox Indian society
Set a new benchmark for other females
An inspiration for all@narendramodi @ShashiTharoor @BFI @RISHICH88021286 @Nitin76676815 #MaryKom https://t.co/XKTI1R5faM
— Jayant Singh (@Eloquentjayant) January 10, 2019
— Abhishek Singh Chauhan (@ABHISHEK1742) January 10, 2019
— चौकीदार Sachin Padwal (@sachin140778) January 10, 2019
अगर मेरा कभी विवाह हुआ और मेरे पुत्री हुई तो मैं उसका नाम #marykom रखूँगी ल
— lotpot4vote (@lotpot4vote) January 10, 2019
— Viraj (@virajbisht123) January 10, 2019
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) January 10, 2019
— Dr. Rutvij Patel (@DrRutvij) January 10, 2019
I congratulate Smt. M.C. Mary Kom for attaining number one position in the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) world rankings. Country is proud of her achievements. #MaryKom #AIBA #Boxing @MangteC @AIBA_Boxing pic.twitter.com/5spIY6NlTl
— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) January 10, 2019
Mary Kom has attained number one position in the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) latest world rankings. The nation is proud of her. More power to you ! #shewins
#MaryKom #AIBA #Boxing @MangteC @AIBA_Boxing pic.twitter.com/e0CRbCZ39e
— SheThePeople (@SheThePeopleTV) January 10, 2019
— Veg Platter (@VegPlatter) January 10, 2019
— Bhumit Patel (@patelbhumit9913) January 10, 2019
— The Better India (@thebetterindia) January 10, 2019
The name’s Kom.. Mary Kom!
Congratulations @MangteC ! 🇮🇳
— Shivaani (@mcshivanisen) January 10, 2019
#MaryKom becomes Boxer No 1 in AIBA rating. So proud. Women can have it all personal and professional heights .
— Sunita Menon (@MenonSunitA) January 10, 2019
After record 6th world championship title in november, now She becomes World number 1 in latest AIBA world ranking.
— Rajeev Rai (@Rajeev_Bharat) January 10, 2019
Heartiest congratulations to @MCMarykom for continuing to garner more laurels for herself and India, and for becoming the new World No.1 in the latest boxing rankings released by AIBA. @EdelGive is extremely proud to have been a part of her journey with OGQ. #MCMaryKom #MaryKom pic.twitter.com/g8VkG4X3Zo
— EdelGive Foundation (@EdelGive) January 10, 2019
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— India_AllSports (@India_AllSports) January 10, 2019