MC Mary Kom got the better of Australia's April Franks 5-0 in the 23rd President's Cup to win the gold medal in the 51kg category final in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia on Sunday.
After this win, the six-time world champion took to social media and expressed her happiness. Taking to Twitter, Mary Kom wrote that she as well as the country had clinched the gold medal at the President's Cup. At the same time, the champion boxer also highlighted that since she has won, she will need to to go longer,work harder & give more effort than anyone else. The 36-year-old then thanked all her coaches and support staff.
Read Mary Kom's tweet here:
The Olympian was also congratulated by Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. Rijiju mentioned that the boxing icon was always a huge pride for India.
Even the netizens came forward to salute Mary Kom on her outstanding win.
Mary Kom had clinched gold at the India Open boxing tournament in May. However, she backed out as part of a larger plan to enhance her chances of Olympic qualification. The Olympic bronze medal winner will now be aiming to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics when she participates in the World Championships which will be held in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The 2019 World Boxing Championships for women will be held from September 7 to 21.
Not only Mary Kom, but there were other boxers who ended up with a podium finish. In the men's 49kg category, Neeraj Swami clinched the gold after defeating Philippines' Macado Jr. 4-1. While in the men's 52kg category, Ananta Prahlad Chopade emerged triumphant over Afghanistan's Rahmani 5-0 to win the gold medal. In the women's category, Simranjit Kaur defeated Indonesia's Asian Games bronze medallist Hasanah Huswatun 5-0 in the final to clinch yet another gold and added another medal in the tally for India.