Sonia Secures Silver After Mary Kom's Historic Win

Sonia Secures Silver After Mary Kom's Historic Win

Sonia Secures Silver After Mary Kom's Historic Win

Mary Kom and Hanna Okhota had an age gap of 13 years given Kom is 35 while the Ukranian boxer is just 22. The very big victory fetched the Manipur-born woman a sixth World Championship title. I don't have anything to give you, except for a gold medal for the country. In front of a packed house at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, the veteran was on the verge of creating history and it was her grit and experience that ensured a sixth gold medal for her as she defeated her opponent by unanimous decision on Saturday.

Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte, better known as Mary Kom, won the Gold Medal in the World Boxing Championship on 24 November.

Mary had last won a gold at the World Championships eight years ago in in Bridgetown, Barbados. She won Gold in the 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 editions as well.

"First of all, I would like to thank all my fans". In my weight category, there are a lot of experienced players. Today, I am a little bit emotional, since I have been feeling there is no category in the Olympic Games. "I still hope to win the gold medal for India in Tokyo 2020", she said. Because of your love and support, I am able to qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Speaking to reporters after her victory, Mary Kom said: "I would like to dedicate this win to my country".

It was always going to be a tough outing for the debutant Indian, who failed to use her taller height as an advantage as the German began on an attacking note, with a few left-and-right combos before pinning Sonia to the corner of the ring a couple of times to end with a few left-handed jabs.

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.

Welcomed by thunderous chants of "Mary Mary" at the jam-packed KD Jadhav hall, the Indian took the ring with a statistical and psychological advantage over her Ukrainian opponent, whom she recently beat at the Silesian Women's Open semi-finals in Poland.

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