Bollywood Pays Tribute to Boxing Champion Mary Kom

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Mary Kom on Saturday outclassed Ukraine's Hanna Okhota by a unanimous 5:0 verdict at the 10th AIBA women's boxing World Championships at the KD Jadhav indoor hall in New Delhi on Saturday.

While Sonia seemed anxious at the big stage, 35-year-old Mary Kom looked in flawless shape through the 48 kg light flyweight summit clash.

Mary Kom became the first woman in boxing history to win seven medals in the World Boxing Championships moving ahead of Irish legend, Katie Taylor. I cannot give you back, I don't have anything... what I can give you is gold for the country, " she further added.

"They have been supporting me many years". Amidst the exchange of blows, Hanna displayed some gamesmanship and invited the Indian to land more shots.

"I will analyse my weaknesses and work hard for the 2020 Olympics", she concluded.

Mother of three, Mary Kom is still not planning on slowing down anytime soon. After a gap of twelve years, the national capital hosted the event, but this time the medal tally remained low with four medals - one gold, one silver, two bronze.

Mary, however, rued the fact that her weight category is still isn't in the Olympics and wants to get over from the disappointment of not being able to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

In a hard-fought duel between two southpaws, Mary showcased her lovely assortment of right jabs and well-rehearsed combinations to seize initiative.

Mary Kom wrote, "I have fulfilled my duty".

As far as her previous performances in the championships are concerned, Mary Kom already had a phenomenal record to boast about. "Now, I am smarter and try to find out the game of my opponent and then think out mine in the ring itself". And on October 1, of the same year, the sportswoman won her first Gold Medal at the Asian Games held in South Korea. Hailing from Bhiwani district in Haryana, Sonia began her career in 2011 when she was 14 and rose through the ranks by competing at the school and sub-junior levels. The only Indian woman to win an Olympic medal.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.