Mary Kom proves age is just a number she makes all the Indian Proud
After defeating Columbia’s Valencia Victoria 5-0 at the World Women’s Boxing Championship on Wednesday, Mary Kom added an unprecedented eighth World Cup medal to her tally. This makes her the most successful athlete in the history of the competition.
Defeating Victoria in the (51 kg) quarter-final, Mary Kom has now guaranteed her 8th World Cup medal, but her first-ever in this category, reports Hindustan Times. This takes her beyond Cuba’s Felix Savon (7 medals) and Ireland’s Katie Taylor (6 medals). Mary has 6 gold medals and a silver in the 48 kg category but this will be her first in the 51 kg category.
Apart from 7 world cup medals, the southpaw from Manipur also secured an Olympic bronze medal in 2012, five Asian titles, besides other international honours in the Commonwealth games.
Mary Kom will face second-seeded Turk Busenaz Cakiroglu in the semi-final on Saturday. Cakiroglu is the reigning European champion and European Games gold-medallist.
A mother of two children, Mary Kom is a name that comes to everyone’s mind whenever someone mentions the world’s best female athletes or particularly mentions boxing. Not only a credible figure in Indian Boxing, but Mary Kom has also been an inspiration for women dreaming to achieve big in any field of sport.