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India’s boxing legend Mary Kom won gold medal at World Women’s Boxing Championships held in New Delhi. It was her 6th medal in World Boxing Championships. In final, she defeated 22-year-old Ukrainian boxer Hana Okhaya of Ukraine.

Image of Mary Kom Clinches Gold in World Boxing Championship

Image of Mary Kom Clinches Gold in World Boxing Championship

Image of Mary Kom Clinches Gold in World Boxing Championship

  • In final, she defeated 22-year-old Ukrainian boxer Hana Okhaya of Ukraine.

  • Mary Kom won this medal at age of 35 years.

  • W/winning this medal, Mary Kom has become most successful boxer in world boxing history w/6 gold medals.

  • In this Women’s World Boxing Championships 2018, India won total 4 gold, 3 silver & 3 bronze medals.

Mary Kom

  • Mary Kom’s full name is named Chungjijung Mary Kom Humangte.

  • She was born on 1st March, 1983 in Kangathei, Manipur.

  • She is one of most successful boxers of amature boxing globally.

  • She is only boxer to win medals in 7 world championships including 6 gold medals.

  • She had won gold medal at World Boxing Championships held in Antalya in 2002, Podoslovak in 2005, New Delhi in Ningbo City in 2008, Bridgetown in 2010 & in New Delhi in 2018.

  • She had won silver medal in World Boxing Championships held in Scranton in 2001.

  • She had won bronze medal in 2012 London Olympics.

  • In 2018 Commonwealth Games, she had won gold medal.

  • She had won gold medal in 2014 Asian Games & bronze medal in 2010 Asian Games, making her 1st women boxer to win gold medal at Asian Games.

  • In April 2016, President had nominated her as member of Rajya Sabha.

  • She has been bestowed w/Padma Bhushan (2013), Arjuna Award (2003), Padma Shri (2006) & Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award (2009).

Key Highlights of World Boxing Championship

  • Another Indian boxer, Sonia Chahal claimed silver medal in 57kg bout, after she lost to Wahner Ornella Gabriele of Germany in finals.

  • Besides, 2 bronze medals were won by Lovlina Borgohain & Simranjit Kaur, after they lost their semi-finals bouts in 69kg & 64kg weight categories respectively.

  • Overall, India ended championships w/1 gold, 1 silver & 2 bronze.

  • India’s best-ever performance was in 2006 championship that was held in Delhi, when it had won 8 medals, including 4 gold.

- Published/Last Modified on: January 24, 2019

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