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After 8 years and at 35, Mary Kom becomes the most successful pugilist in World Championship

She proved all over again that why she is regarded as one of the most decorated female boxers of this world. Legendary India boxer Mary Kom beat Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota in the final of the Women’s World Boxing Championship to win the title for an unprecedented sixth time. Before this, Mary was tied with Ireland’s Katie Taylor with five titles each. But now, Mary is in the league of her own with six gold medals – 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2018.

In front of her home crowd, Mary blew away her Ukrainian counterpart in three rounds to take the crown. ‘Magnificent Mary’ won by unanimous verdict and also matched Cuban legend Felix Savon as the joint most successful pugilist (men and women) in the World Championships history.

Following the end of her bout, an emotional Mary thanked the crowd present at the venue, who witnessed her create history in the capital. “I want to thank the fans who turned up today (Saturday) to cheer me. They have been supporting me for the last many years,” Mary said trying to hold back her tears.

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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