Social media explodes as Mary Kom claims sixth World title

As Mary Kom claimed a record sixth World Women's Boxing Championship gold, she also topped the charts on Twitter.

Mary Kom defeated Ukraine's Hanna Okhota in the 48kg category final to win a record sixth World Championships gold.   -  PTI

Mary Kom on Saturday etched her name in the history books as she claimed her sixth World Women's Boxing Championships title by beating Ukraine's Hanna Okhota in the 48kg summit bout.

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A teary Mary Kom — moments after winning a historic sixth gold medal at world championships — thanked her fans for turning up in huge numbers to support her. "I'd like to thank my fans. They have come here especially for me."

As it Happened

The 35-year-old has established herself as one of the India's most successful boxers and sportspersons, serving as an inspration for millions. And her popularity goes beyond the realm of her sport and it was evident as she became the most trending topic on Twitter in India just moments after her win.

Here are some of the reactions following her win.

 

 

Mary Kom is still a Rajya Sabha member.