Her incredible medal haul at the championships also saw her equal the record of Cuban legend Felix Savon, who clinched six golds and one silver in the heavyweight category at the tournament between 1986 to 1989.
Creating history in the Women's World Boxing Championship, Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, won her sixth gold in New Delhi on Saturday. The AIBA panel which chose the Indian as the best among the competitors was a richly deserved honour to the 35-year-old Manipuri, whose endurance, perseverance and the never-say-die attitude is unparallel in history. Heartiest congratulations to Mary Kom for winning a Gold in Women's World Boxing. Savon, who also won three Olympic gold medals during his illustrious career, won six gold and one silver in heavyweight in the World Championships between 1986 and 1989.
Mary had won a silver at the inaugural edition and then went to win the gold in the next five consecutive editions - 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010.
Kom beat Hanna Okhota of Ukraine in an unanimous 5-0 decision in what was the first final of the competition at the KD Jadhav Indoor Hall.
In the 17 years since that maiden medal in Scranton, United States, Mary claimed her sixth gold medal and increased the distance between herself and the rest of the boxing universe.
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The hosts ended with a gold, a silver and two bronze medals from the 10th edition of the event. "But I am still dreaming about winning the gold in 2020 Olympics".
The third round was more or less about the Ukrainian's desperate tactics to find ways to land her straight punches on Mary Kom's face.
There was little Mary Kom could do to stop her tears. Especially for me, in the contingent, to cheer for us. What an achievement. Congratulations Mary Kom. I am still suffering.
However, the Indian champion came back strongly and displayed her best effort of the day, a powerful hook in the second that shattered Okhota's gameplan to lower her guard and lure the Indian to attack. Some of the her combinations caught Sonia off guard.