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The legendary M C Mary Kom remained on course for an unprecedented sixth gold after beating North Korea's Kim Hyang Mi to reach the 48kg final in the Women's World Boxing Championship in New Delhi on Thursday, November 22.
The 35-year-old five-time world champion beat her North Korean opponent in the semifinals. She is, without a doubt, one of the most successful woman pugilists in the event's history. Mary Kom 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.
On November 20, Kom entered the semifinal in New Delhi, making her the most successful pugilist in the event's history.
The 35-year-old mother-of-three defeated China's Wu Yu 5-0 in the light flyweight (48 kg) category quarterfinals to enter the last-four stage and be assured of at least a bronze. Mary Kom 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 48 kg category gold.
Before this World Championships, the Manipuri 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.