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first_img“There won’t be another MC Mary Kom.” This was the statement of the six-time World Champion boxer right after her summit clash here on Saturday. Well, she had all the reasons to be pompous.Despite suffering from diarrhoea, Mary beat her opponent 5-0 to clinch historic gold at the Women World Championship.A highly-placed source told Mail Today that Mary Kom had to take medicines before coming for the bout.”Mary was not well. She was suffering from diarrhoea. In the morning she said her stomach is aching. She took medicines and then competed,” he said.However, Mary Kom doesn’t let the problem took over her head.Broad smile, spark in her eyes and confidence on her post-match speech made it clear that she is no doubt the number one Indian boxer (men and women both) ever.Also read – Mary Kom sets sight on Tokyo Olympics after record-breaking World Boxing goldMary Kom thrashed Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota in the Light Fly Weight category at the jam-packed KD Jadhav arena.The judges’ unanimous decision was a fitting response to her indomitable spirit and the way the 35-year-old fought in the 48 kg final, made it as memorable as possible, not just for her but also the spectators who had come to cheer her at the stadium and million others who watched her action live.An emotionally-charged Mary fumbled for words but never forgot to thank her millions of fans for the love and support they have always extended to her. “I cannot thank enough to all those who have come here to cheer me and those who prayed for me. I am indebted to them,” said the mother of three children.advertisementThe Light Fly boxer had previously clinched the gold medal on five occasions – 2002, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 – besides bagging a silver on her debut in 2001. Ireland’s Katie Taylor and Mary had shared the limelight in women boxing, having won five titles each until Mary surpassed her on Saturday.READ – Superwoman of India: Twitter salutes Mary Kom as boxing legend shines at world meetThe Magnificent Mary, who seemed to have reserved all her energy for the Saturday final, was off to a flying start with Okhota on the retreat. The Indian veteran dominated the proceedings, using her speed and the lethal right hooks. She used a minimum of jabs on the day and concentrated more on combination punches.SILVER FOR SONIA Sonia Chahal bagged a silver medal at World Boxing Championships in her debut appearance. (@Ra_THORe Photo)Sonia’s last-minute efforts were of no avail as she had to settle for a silver medal in the 57 kg final, going down 1:4 to Germany’s Ornella Gabriele Wahner, who took the fight to the opposition right from the word go.Sonia, whose ploy to fight from distance, came to naught against an aggressive German who did all the attacking.The 21-year-old, left to fend herself having been pushed on the back foot, was very passive in her approach even as Gabriele gained an upper hand.The trend continued even in the second round as the German dominated with powerful combination blows, especially her left gaining prominence. But the Indian was searching for right areas to punch and succeeded only a little and going into the decisive round looking for some miracle.Sonia did try her best in the last round but it counted very little in the eyes of the judges who gave her a point in their split verdict decision.A disappointed Sonia admitted that she was very slow as that was her plan. “But I was surprised at the German’s attack. I normally go all out in the last round but she (Gaberiele) was able to score more,” said the debutant. “It was good I could win a medal (silver) in my first world championships,” she added.Also watch –last_img

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