World boxing championship: Mary Kom creates history

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Indian Olympic boxer Mary Kom
Indian Olympic boxer Mary Kom

New Delhi : There's big news coming from the boxing ring. Mary Kom, the five-time world champion reaches the semi-finals of the Women's World Boxing Championships. Indeed, she is creating history.

Mary Kom, who is 35-year-old secured herself of a seventh medal at the event thereby becoming the most successful boxer in the history.

Kom defeated China's Wu Yu 5-0 in the light flyweight (48kg) category quarter-finals to enter the last-four stage and booked herself for a bronze, at least. 

She proudly entered the event with a remarkable tally of five gold medals and a silver to her credit. She last won a world championship medal in 2010, a 48kg category gold.

In competition she was tied with Irish legend Katie Taylor on the number of medals won before this edition.

And, on Tuesday, the Manipuri woman became the most successful boxer in the marquee tournament.

About Mary Kom

Mary Kom is an Indian Olympic boxer who hails from Manipur. Nicknamed as Magnificent Mary, she is the only Indian woman boxer to have qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics, competing in the flyweight (51 kg) category and winning the bronze medal. She is married to the footballer Karung Onkholer (Onler). They have 3 sons, twins Rechungvar and Khupneivar and son Prince.