India’s woman boxer M C Mary Kom from Manipur in North East India, on Saturday claimed a historic fifth successive World Championship title, beating Steluta Duta of Romania 16-6 in the final here. Congratulations to Mary Kom, she is pride of North East India!
Mary Kom, who competed in the 48kg category, had defeated Alice Kate Aparri of Philippines 8-1 in semifinal yesterday to assure herself of at least a silver in the sixth edition of the competition.
The former Khel Ratna awardee from Manipur thus remained the only boxer to have won a medal in each edition of the World Championship.
Duta had defeated Kazakhstan’s Nazgul Boranbayeva 10-5 in the semifinal.
It may be mentioned that, another sportsman from from North East India, Somdev Devbarman defeated World No. 27 Thomaz Bellucci 7-6 (3), 4-0, as the Brazilian conceded the match due to hot and humid conditions in Chennai and then India won against Brazil 3-2 by winning the reverse single matches!
News Source : NDTV