India’s MC Mary Kom defeated Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota 5-0 to win the gold in the 45-48 kg category in the ongoing Women’s Boxing World Championships in New Delhi on Saturday.
With this win, Mary Kom, 35 and a mother of three, became the most successful female boxer at the World Championships. She was previously tied at five gold medals with Northern Ireland’s Katie Taylor.
Mary Kom had defeated Okhota in their previous meeting in Poland earlier this year. Okhota is the junior European champion and a former silver medallist at the Youth World Championships.
Mary Kom now has 6 World Champions, a Olympic bronze medal and won the Asian Championship five times. She is the only Indian boxer to have so many laurel against herself.
Mary Kom during off season is seen at the Indian Parliament, Rajya Sabha house. She also dedicates her time to build and observe boxing careers for newbies.
With so much responsibility Mary Kom has truly delivered for this nation. India is proud of her!