Six-time world champion, Mary Kom, has claimed the gold medal in the 23rd President’s Cup, held in Indonesia on Sunday.
Gold medal for me and for my country at #PresidentCup Indonesia. Winning means you’re willing to go longer,work harder & give more effort than anyone else. I sincerely thanks to all my Coaches and support staffs of @BFI_official @KirenRijiju @Media_SAI pic.twitter.com/R9qxWVgw81— Mary Kom (@MangteC) July 28, 2019
She asserted her dominance in a lop-sided 51kg bout final and had a pretty swift victory by defeating Australia’s April Franks 5-0.
After Mary Kom took to Twitter to share the news, the netizens, including Manipur CM, N.Biren Singh, couldn’t help but admire this wonder woman-
Congratulations Ms Mary Kom for bringing glory to our country and state ,being the most successful boxer in the history of women’s world championships. Proud on your winning Gold Medal at #PresidentCup Indonesia.— N.Biren Singh (@NBirenSingh) July 28, 2019
Sports Minister, Kiren Rijiju, also replied to the Olympic bronze medalist’s tweet.
Hearty congratulations Ma’am. You are an inspiration to all women and girls who fight relentlessly to achieve their dreams 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳— Surabhi Sharma (@Surabhi64842632) July 28, 2019
Dear Mary Kom…..calling u a Wonder Woman is an understatement. Hats off. Congratulations. 👏👏— Anup Mulik (@Anup_Mulik) July 28, 2019
Wow! Salute to you, our golden lady. You define age is nothing when iron will and determination is there.— Hemant Negi (@HemantNegi007) July 28, 2019
Mary Kom’s aim of participating in this tournament was to test herself ahead of the World Championships, which will be held from September 7 to 21.
Doing our nation proud, one championship after another.