Amitabh Bachchan treasures gloves gifted by Mary Kom: They are my gold medals

first_imgBoxing legend MC Mary Kom added yet another feather to her already illustrious cap by winning the gold medal at the World Championships in New Delhi on Saturday.The whole country stood up and hailed Mary Kom’s latest achievement as she became the most successful female boxer by bagging her sixth world title after she beat Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota in the 48kg final by unanimous decision.With Saturday’s win, Mary became the joint-most successful boxer in the history of the world meet as she Cuba’s Felix Savon’s tally of six titles.Mary Kom claims World Boxing Championships gold despite suffering from diarrhoeaSocial media was flooded with congratulatory messages for Mary Kom with actors, politicians, notable athletes and fans paying tribute to arguably one of the greatest boxers of all time.Among the many was Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who shared a picture of a pair of boxing gloves which he got as a gift from Mary Kom herself.Also read – Mary Kom sets sight on Tokyo Olympics after record-breaking World Boxing gold”MARY KOM .. what a huge honour you bring to the Country .. 6 times Gold medalist World Championship !! CONGRATULATIONS ! I ever value your BOXING GLOVES that you gifted me ! they are MY gold medals,” Bachchan wrote on Twitter along with the picture of the autographed boxing gloves.T 3005 – MARY KOM .. what a huge honour you bring to the Country .. 6 times Gold medalist World Championship !! CONGRATULATIONS !I ever value your BOXING GLOVES that you gifted me ! they are MY gold medals !! pic.twitter.com/alTP5ZOFVWadvertisementAmitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 24, 2018Notably, Mary had won a silver on her world championship debut in 2001 and then went on to win the tournament in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2018.READ – Superwoman of India: Twitter salutes Mary Kom as boxing legend shines at world meet”First of all, I would like to thank all my fans. Thank you guys, I don’t have anything to give you. What I can give you is a gold for the country. They came especially for me and the Indian contingent. Today, I was a little bit emotional because for the last few years, I was not able to fight in 48 kg category.Also Read – Sonia Chahal ends maiden World Boxing Championships campaign with a silver”I had to jump to other categories. The effort was very challenging for me. Because of your love and support, I hope to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. I wasn’t able to qualify for Rio Games. I am still suffering.”I can easily give a gold in the 48 kg category, but 51 kg, it’s difficult because other boxers may have a height advantage,” an emotional Mary Kom said after the bout.Having been away from the boxing ring for a long time, Mary returned to competitive boxing and the 48 kg category only last year. The seasoned boxer, who seems to have successfully put behind the memories of Rio Olympics disappointment, announced her comeback by winning the Asian women’s boxing championships in Vietnam.It took eight long years for the record-breaking gold to come Mary’s way, but when it came, the entire nation erupted in joy.last_img read more