Indian boxer MC Mary Kom on Saturday said she has fulfilled her duty after winning the historic sixth gold medal in the Women's World Boxing Championships.
"I have fulfilled my duty. I thank my coaches, support staffs @BFI_official @IndiaSports @Media_SAI for all the supports and beloved in me," Kom tweeted.
The interesting life of Mary was even portrayed in Bollywood where actress Priyanka Chopra had played her character onscreen.
Priyanka also wished the Indian sporting queen over her latest achievement and tweeted: "Wow! Only you could do it!! What an achievement... the first female boxer to win the #WorldChampionship for an unprecedented 6th time! Congratulations @MangteC... It’s a proud moment for the nation & you are and always will be my inspiration.. Here’s to #MagnificentMary ."
Mary was quick in her response when she said: "Thank you so much @priyankachopra It’s a blessing and hard that paid off."
Creating history, Indian boxer Mary Kom clinched a gold in the Women's World Championship by beating Ukraine's Hanna Okhota at the KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
She has won in the women's 48kg light flyweight final of the championships by a unanimous decision of 5-0.
Mary had earlier won gold medals in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 editions of the championships. Following her win, Mary said as she has been quoted by leading news agncy, "I want to thank the fans who turned up today to cheer me and the Indian contingent. They have been supporting me for last many years."
From Narendra Modi to Amitabh Bachchan, everyone expressed their joy for her glorious win. Take a look here:
Team Glamsham congratulate's Mary Kom for the great achievement.
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
World’s best woman boxer and now it’s official. @MangteC, you have been fabulous. Congratulations on winning your record 6th Gold medal at the World Women’s Boxing Championships. You’re an inspiration for every young athlete. #WWCHs2018 #MaryKom pic.twitter.com/ebj6LWY9K7— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 24, 2018
Already up to 6, and she’s just begun! More and more power to you, Mary Kom! https://t.co/gThfgAmyR3— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) November 24, 2018
Mary Kom makes history with sixth boxing world championship ???? https://t.co/xCZvOLQ4hE— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) November 25, 2018
What an epic moment and victory. Congrats @MangteC for your historic sixth world boxing championship. Undoubtedly an inspiration to all, thank you for making India a proud nation. More power to you???? #MaryKom— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) November 24, 2018
Wow, @MangteC, MaryKom enters the final. Legend. What spirit. Huge fan.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 22, 2018
With every win she has created a new chapter in history! An inspiration for us all. Her never back down attitude is awe worthy! Congratulations @MangteC on the Gold! True champion! Always making #India proud! pic.twitter.com/I7km0IyASO— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) November 25, 2018
Wow! Only you could do it!! What an achievement... the first female boxer to win the #WorldChampionship for an unprecedented 6th time! Congratulations @MangteC... It’s a proud moment for the nation & you are and always will be my inspiration.. Here’s to #MagnificentMary ????????— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) November 24, 2018
T 3005 - MARY KOM .. what a huge honour you bring to the Country .. 6 times Gold medalist World Championship !! CONGRATULATIONS !— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 24, 2018
I ever value your BOXING GLOVES that you gifted me ! they are MY gold medals !!???????????????????????????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/alTP5ZOFVW
A proud moment for Indian sports.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 24, 2018
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
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