New Delhi: Indian boxer MC Mary Kom scripted history by clinching an unprecedented sixth gold medal at the Women’s World boxing Championship here on Saturday. She became the record World Champion after defeating Ukraine’s  Hanna Okhota in 48kg light flyweight class.

The 35-year-old boxer from Manipur emerged victorious in an unanimous 5-0 decision and dedicated her win to the nation.

“I would like to dedicate this win to my country,” said Mary Kom while speaking to the media after winning the yellow metal today.

She also took to her Twitter handle to thank her coaches, support staffs, Boxing Federation of India, Union Sports Ministry and Sports Authority of India (SAI) for all their support.

Earlier, she had won the World Champion title in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010.

This is Mary’s second title in front of the home crowd after the 2006 win in New Delhi. She had entered the final after beating North Korea’s Kim Hyang Mion on Thursday.

Before winning today’s World Championships, Mary Kom was tied with Irish legend Katie Taylor (five gold and a bronze) on the number of medals won. Taylor now plies her trade in the professional circuit.

The Indian boxer now drew level with men’s six-time world champion Felix Savon of Cuba in boxing World Championships history.

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