Twitter reacts to Mary Kom’s historic sixth World Championships gold


Mary Kom defeated Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota 5-0 to win her sixth World Championships gold. The previous record of the most number of gold medals in Women’s World Boxing Championships was held jointly by the Olympic bronze medallist and Ireland’s Katie Tylor, who had each won five gold medals.

Twitter heaped praise on Mary Kom
Twitter heaped praise on Mary Kom

This gold medal ensures Mary is now equal with Cuban legend Felix Savon, who too has six gold medals to his name.

The living legend showed no mercy towards her opponent who came a tad short despite her spirited performance. Later in the day, Sonia Chahal lost to Germany’s Ornella Gabriele Wahner to settle for a silver medal in the 57kg category.

The Twitteratis heaped praise on Mary Kom’s aggression and the gutsy performance of Sonia despite it being her debut major tournament.