‘Proud moment for Indian sports’: PM Narendra Modi leads wishes for record-breaking Mary Kom

first_img WATCH US LIVE  Mary Kom was declared the winner by a unanimous 5-0 verdict at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi. The Indian boxer was made to toil hard against the Ukranian who is also a European champion and a silver medalist at the Youth World Championships. Last Updated: 25th November, 2018 22:49 IST ‘Proud Moment For Indian Sports’: PM Narendra Modi Leads Wishes For Record-breaking Mary Kom Following Mary Kom’s historic win, social media erupted with joy as people started sending in wishes and tributes for the Indian boxing legend. She became the first female pugilist to win six gold medals in the history of the competition, surpassing the record which was previously held by Irish Boxer Katie Tayor (five golds and a bronze). Following her historic win, social media erupted with joy as people started sending in wishes and tributes for the Indian boxing legend. #MaryKomWhat a legend..an inspiration to this generation and beyond. Hats [email protected]— Radhika Kamat (@RadhikaKamat5) November 24, 2018 In what was a proud moment for the country, India’s Mary Kom created history at the World Boxing Championships after she won gold by defeating Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota in the 48kg light flyweight class category. The most prominent to come to the forefront was Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who congratulated Mary Kom for her tremendous feat. His tweet read: A proud moment for Indian sports. Congratulations to Mary Kom for winning a Gold in the Women’s World Boxing Championships. The diligence with which she’s pursued sports and excelled at the world stage is extremely inspiring. Her win is truly special. @MangteC To make it sweeter, Mary Kom managed this incredible feat on home soil and her joy knew no bounds as it was her second title win in front of her home crowd after the 2006 win in Delhi. Speaking to the reporters after her win, she dedicated her latest triumph to her fellow countrymen. “I would like to dedicate this win to my country,” Mary Kom said after winning gold at World Boxing Championships.READ: India’s Mary Kom Becomes First Female Boxer To Win Six World Boxing Championship Gold Medals LIVE TV Mary Kom entered the tournament as one of the most experienced campaigners with a remarkable tally of five gold medals and a silver to her credit. She last won a world championship medal in 2010 — a 48kg category gold. Enroute to the final, India’s boxing champ defeated North Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi in the semi-final and China’s Wu Yu in the quarterfinals.Adding to her already glittering trophy cabinet, Mary Kom has won six medals at the World Boxing Championships which includes six golds (2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010) and one silver (2001). And now her latest win takes her to medal tally to seven in the tournament. You are an Inspiration @MangteC.. Magnificent Mary Clinches Gold For 6th time. More Power To You 👊#MaryKom pic.twitter.com/NOJ2jFeZMg— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) November 24, 2018 FOLLOW US A proud moment for Indian sports.Congratulations to Mary Kom for winning a Gold in the Women’s World Boxing Championships. The diligence with which she’s pursued sports and excelled at the world stage is extremely inspiring. Her win is truly special. @MangteC— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 24, 2018 First Published: 24th November, 2018 17:48 IST Dylan Dsouza center_img Session ID: 2020-09-09:b2c602fba4ddfb8271385906 Player Element ID: video_player_5f5862c813f5f OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen #MaryKom #WorldBoxingChampionships #WorldBoxingChampionship pic.twitter.com/jeFmkNNKwN— Manish Kumar (@batman_ishh) November 24, 2018 #MaryKom this lady is probably best female Athlete of our country.— the superstar (@superstarjsr) 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 COMMENT Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag and Pro-boxing champ Vijender Singh were also among the tributes. 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