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MC Mary Kom wins record sixth gold medal at World Boxing Championship

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 November 2018, 17:10 IST

Indian boxing legend MC Mary Kom wins record sixth gold medal at World Boxing Championship. Mary Kom defeated Hanna Okhota of Ukraine.

The 35-year-old won via unanimous decision of 5-0 in 48 kg flyweight class to equal the record of Cuban legend Felix Savon as the joint most successful boxer (men and women) in the history of world championship.

The last time she won the top prize in the showpiece was in 2010, in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Before this World Championships, Mary Kom was tied with Ireland's Katie Taylor (five gold and a bronze) on the number of medals won by a woman. Taylor now plies her trade in the professional circuit.

Aam Aadmi Party also took to twitter to congratulate the Indian legend on her amazing feat.

First published: 24 November 2018, 16:40 IST
 
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