After defeating Columbia’s Valencia Victoria 5-0 at the World Women’s Boxing Championship on Wednesday, MC Mary Kom added an unprecedented eighth World Cup medal to her tally.
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.
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.
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.
Twitter echoed the sentiment and hailed Mary for her legendary feat.
The legend makes her move!— Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia) October 8, 2019
6-time 🌏 Champion MC Mary Kom packs a punch as she began her campaign at the AIBA #WWCHs2019 Gets the better of her Thai opponent Jutamas Jitpong making her way into the Quarterfinals! #GoodLuck @MangteC @BFI_official #PunchMeinHaiDum🥊 https://t.co/PAXf6xKs9i
G.O.A.T 🐐— ABHILASH.B (@lash3388) October 10, 2019
MC MARY KOM (@MangteC) at the WORLD BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS:
2001 – 🥈
2002 – 🥇
2005 – 🥇
2006 – 🥇
2008 – 🥇
2010 – 🥇
2018 – 🥇
2019 – 🏅 (confirms a medal)
🥊 Only Boxer (male or female) to win record 8⃣ World Championships medals. #boxing pic.twitter.com/nCP5LYeejI
India’s MC Mary Kom (51kg) enters semifinals of World Women’s Boxing Championship, assured of unprecedented eighth medal— Bhavin Pandya (@BhavinpNbt) October 10, 2019
🚨 ONE WIN AWAY FROM A MEDAL 🏅— The Bridge (@TheBridge_IN) October 9, 2019
🇮🇳 Indian boxers in the quarterfinals of the World Women’s Boxing Championships 2019:
48 kg – Manju Rani ✅
51 kg – MC Mary Kom ✅
54 kg – Jamuna Boro ✅
69 kg – Lovlina Borgohain ✅
81+ kg – Kavita Chahal ✅
📸 – @BFI_official pic.twitter.com/GzV5SMHR0z
Its a history now, MC Mary Kom becomes 1st and only boxer to win eight medals in #aibaworldboxingchampionships as she defeated her 🇨🇴opponent to reach the Semifinals. @MangteC#GoforGold pic.twitter.com/kvtlpbkIwZ— Rahul Trehan (@imrahultrehan) October 10, 2019
Apart from being a wonderful ambassador of the game, Mary Kom has also been the recipient of the Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.