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.
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.
CONGRATS to @MangteC for the GOLD in Women's World Boxing Championships in 48 kg category!
With this, she hs become the FIRST EVER female boxer to win 6 World Championships!
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) November 24, 2018
6️⃣th time World Champion @MangteC 👏🥊
Magnificent Mary beat Ukraine's Hanna Okhota in a unanimous 5:0 decision in the finals of 48kgs at #WWCHs2018 🇮🇳
— OGQ (@OGQ_India) November 24, 2018
— Sushil Kumar (@WrestlerSushil) November 24, 2018
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 24, 2018
Take a bow, @MangteC!
🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇World Champion! 👏👏
— MINERVA PUNJAB FC (@minervapunjabfc) November 24, 2018
Congratulations to #MaryKom for winning her record sixth World Championship Gold.
— PhD in Bakchodi (@Atheist_Krishna) November 24, 2018
Daughter of Manipur & pride of India, #MaryKom wins the world boxing title for the record 6th time! Congratulations
— Rajat Sethi (@RajatSethi86) November 24, 2018
— Koena Mitra (@koenamitra) November 24, 2018
When was the last time we heard of any serving Member of Parliament inspiring like this in the Sports arena. I am not talking about retired stars becoming MP. And not just in India, but across the globe. Would be interesting to know. https://t.co/9Al9EICuQc
— Yashwant Deshmukh 🇮🇳 (@YRDeshmukh) November 24, 2018
— Sir Jadeja (@SirJadeja) November 24, 2018
— Hima Das (@HimaDas8) November 24, 2018
A stellar achievement for #MaryKom , becoming the first woman boxer to win six world championship Gold. One of India's greatest ever sportsperson. Super happy and super proud ! pic.twitter.com/jw2V4QBulo
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 24, 2018
— RajiniMuthu 2.0 (@RajiniMuthu80) November 24, 2018
Hearty congratulations to Ms.Mary Kom @MangteC for creating history by winning the 6th gold medal at the Women's World Boxing Championship. She is an inspiration to every Indian. Wishing her many many more victories. #MaryKom pic.twitter.com/cRepnl4xyw
— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) November 24, 2018
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) November 24, 2018
— Smita Barooah (@smitabarooah) November 24, 2018
#MaryKom becomes the first female in World Boxing Championship history, to win six titles!!
On the men's side, only one man had done this feat of six Golds (Felix Savon) till date.
Proud of you, Mary! pic.twitter.com/0AjSNWO3in
— Kiran Kumar S (@KiranKS) November 24, 2018
— Piyu Nair 🇮🇳 (@DtPiyu) November 24, 2018
— Vishesh Arora (@vishesharora19) November 24, 2018
#SoniaChahal congratulations for the golden sweet memories of your dream debut! Another ICON is up-coming!@MangteC congratulations for the 6th!
2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2018!#MaryKom 👑of🥊 #Unbreakable
— Subramanian Nambi (@king_nambi) November 24, 2018