M.C. Mary Kom's latest victory, which has led her to become the first woman boxer to claim six World Championship gold medals, is a testimony to women power and an example of how age and motherhood have not stopped her from chasing her dreams, said Indian film fraternity members, hailing the "magnificent" athlete's feat. Mary Kom on Saturday outclassed Ukraine's Hanna Okhota by a unanimous 5:0 verdict at the 10th AIBA women's boxing World Championships at the K.D. Jadhav indoor hall here on Saturday.
The star boxer, whose life had inspired the movie "Mary Kom" -- starring Priyanka Chopra -- courted congratulations galore from the actress, as well as celebrated names like Amitabh Bachchan, S.S. Rajamouli and Prosenjit Chatterjee.
Here's what they tweeted:
Wow! Only you could do it!! What an achievement... the first female boxer to win the #WorldChampionship for an unprecedented 6th time! Congratulations @MangteC... It’s a proud moment for the nation & you are and always will be my inspiration.. Here’s to #MagnificentMary 💪🏼— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) November 24, 2018
Dearest @MangteC !! Thank you and congratulations for your record 6th #gold medal for India at the Women’s World Boxing Championship. You and journey inspires us to constantly serve our country. Jai Ho.🙏🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/AAmMyaCphV— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) November 24, 2018
Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) November 24, 2018
Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) November 24, 2018
#MaryKom, you have made more than just history. The future is gold because of you. Every little girl in this country wants to grow up to be like you.— Shekhar Ravjianii (@ShekharRavjiani) November 24, 2018
Inspire On. Jai Hind
(With IANS inputs)
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