MC Mary Kom had a great day at the ongoing Women’s Worlds in Ulan Ude, Russia, when she became the most successful boxer in the history of the World Championships – both men and women.
Indian boxing legend MC Mary Kon wins 8th medal at the Worlds
The 36-year old Mary Kom won her 8th WC medal by defeating the Rio Olympics bronze medalist, Columbia’s Valencia Victoria. She won in a 51kg category quarterfinal bout by a unanimous 5-0 verdict and became the only boxer to secure eight medals at the Worlds
Mary Kom’s medal tally at the Words
The heavyweight legend has six gold medals and a silver at the Worlds. The only boxer matching her standard is Cuba’s Felix Savon. The second most successful boxer at women’s Worlds is Ireland’s Katie Taylor. She has six medals – five gold and one bronze.
For record, May Kom’s earlier won medals in pinweight (46kg) and light-flyweight (48kg) category. The 51kg heavyweight is the new introduced division and for this reason the first medal of Mary Kom. Here it is necessary to mention that 51kg heavyweight … Read the rest