It was history made on last saturday (24-11-18) at the KD Jadav Indoor Stadium in New Delhi where the golden lady from India at the age of 35 outclassed Ukraine’s 22 year old Hanna Okhota to clinch the 6th World Amateur Boxing championship and has broken the earlier record of five titles by Ireland’s Katie Taylor and made the nation proud.The thirst for victory started at the very first battle at the international level in 2001 when she became the silver medalist of the championship at the age of 18. The very next year she marked the begining of an era by conquering the world Title in 2002 and 6th at 2018 and is still counting.She soon become a global heroine from then.
The years from then was remarkable for her and for the entire nation as she won different medals including Bronze at 2012 London Olympics,Gold at 2018 Commonwealth Games,5 Gold in Asian womens Boxing Championship and lot more. Mary Kom got married on 2005 and she never decided to let boxing go from her.Eventhough she is a mother of three children she became more passionate and her biggest dream is an Olympic Gold medal which she is focused to fullfill in 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“I know it will be a bit difficult for me to win gold in Tokyo as I will have to fight in 51kg. Four years ago, I was not able to qualify for Rio. I am still suffering from that. The most difficult thing for me was to deal with the pressure, pressure of expectations, the pressure of playing at home, the pressure of winning sixth world title and pressure of leading the Indian team,” Mary said.
Hailing from a small village in Manipur, She has conquered all humanly possible things within the ring except a gold in Olympics. She has won many national and international recognition and was named ‘Magnificent Mary’ by AIBA in 2008. Padma Bhushan,Padma Shri,Arjuna Award,Khel Ratna are the some of the collections in the Shelf.She was selected as the International Boxing Association’s Ambassador for Women’s Boxing 2009.The story of a young girl who then became the queen of the ring is a real source of inspiration to all individual across the globe. Really, She is a Golden Lady.