History! Magnificent Mary Kom Storms to Record Sixth World Title

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Savon, who also won three Olympic gold medals during his illustrious career, won six gold and one silver in heavyweight in the World Championships between 1986 and 1989.

The German landed a lot of punches on Sonia in the second and the Indian appeared to be trying to just play out the bout.

In tears and with the national flag wrapped tightly around her torso, Mary Kom signed off saying that this gold medal was the least she could do for her country.

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The feisty Manipuri now has an incredible six gold and one silver in the showpiece, the last yellow metal coming in 2010 in Bridgetown. "There was pressure on me and I don't know how to put this gold alongside the earlier five", she added.

Taking on Hannah Okata of Ukraine in the final on Sunday, Mary Kom out-boxed and out-jabbed her opponent as she was declared the victor of the final after three rounds by a unanimous 5-0 decision from the judges.

After winning the match, Mary Kom said, "First of all, I would like to thank, all my friends".

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Congratulations, Mary Kom. India is proud to have a daughter like you. India's best performance ever was the eight medals, including four gold, it won in 2006 in New Delhi. "These younger girls will also learn from experience", she said, referring to the other three Indian medal winners Lovlina Borgohain, Sonia Chahal and Simranjit Kaur, who were sitting by her side. "Katie Taylor (of Ireland) had not done like that", she said.

While Sonia seemed anxious at the big stage, 35-year-old Mary Kom looked in ideal shape through the 48 kg light flyweight summit clash. Taylor now plies her trade in the professional circuit. India had produced such an impressive show back in the 2008 edition in China, where the pugilists won the same number of medals. There are areas where there can be improvement.

"When the Indian Boxing League starts in July (next year) we will do some experiment by using technology to improve on transparency in judging".

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