World Boxing Championships Finals: As it happened

World Women's Boxing Championships 2018: India's Mary Kom won a record sixth gold medal after defeating Ukraine's Hanna Okhota, while Sonia Chahal lost to Germany's Ornella Gabriele Wahner to win the silver medal.

M.C. Mary Kom outwitted North Korea's Hyang Mi Kim, with a 5-0 verdict to inch closer to her sixth World title.   -  AFP

Welcome to Sportstar's live blog of the Women's World Boxing Championships in New Delhi.

That brings us to the end of our coverage of the 2018 Women's World Boxing Championships. Host nation India had a remarkable campaign with four medals -- including one gold, one silver and two bronze.

The ageless wonder, Mary Kom, won gold in the 48kg category, while Sonia Chahal claimed the silver medal in the 57kg catgeory. Simranjit Kaur (64kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (67kg) bagged bronze medals.

The verdict's out. Germany's Ornella Gabriele Wahner wins gold in the 57kg category with a 4-1 win over Sonia Chahal. Sonia put up a brave fight, in what was her debut campaign, but the German proved to be the better boxer on the day.

Round 3: That's the end of the bout. The Indian puts up a spirited display and holds on will it be enough to clinch the gold?

Round 2: Sonia is finding it real hard here. Wahner has completely overpowered Sonia and has dominated the second round. The Indian will have to pull off a miracle in the third round to swing the bout in her favour.

Round 1: What an enthralling first round! Wahner seemed to do all the attacking and Sonia was forced to defend. The Indian didn't get off to the best of starts and struggled to find her rhythm. An interesting second round awaits.

Sonia in red and Wahner in blue. We're seconds away from action!

Here's how Sonia made her way to today's final

Round of 32-17/11- TOUJANI DOAA (Morocco) 5-0 

Round of 16- 19/11-  PETROVA Stanimira(Bulgaria) 3-2

Quarter-finals- 20/11-  A. CASTENADA Yeni (Colombia) M 4-1 

Semi-finals-22/11 - JO Son Hwa(North Korea) 5-0

 

After Mary Kom's successful outing, we will now see debutant Sonia Chahal take on Germany's Ornella Gabriele Wahner in the 57kg category. Stay tuned!

(45-48 kg category FINAL- MC Mary Kom vs Hanna Okhota)

The judges decision comes in and it's Mary Kom who has landed a historic sixth gold with an unanimous judges decision! What a brilliant performance from the ace Indian boxer!

Mary Kom's Road to Finals:

Round of 32- BYE

Round of 16- 18/11- Aigerim Kassenayeva (Kazakhstan) 5-0

Quarter-finals- 20/11- Wu Yu (China) 5-0

Semi-finals-22/11 - Kim Hyang-mi (North Korea) 5-0

Round 3: The Ukrainian staying on the backfoot in the initial stages, pouncing on every opening that presents itself. But Mary Kom has got a measure of her opponent here, buoyed by the boisterous chants of 'Mary Kom, Mary Kom'! With time running away, Mary Kom rattles Okhota.

Round 2: Mary Kom lands a stinging right punch in the dying seconds of round two. But the Ukrainian boxer finally seems to have arrived at the scene. She's pressing forward a lot more compared to the first round and a few clean punches seemed to have stalled Mary Kom's momentum, for the time being.

Round 1: Mary Kom is off to a flying start with her opponent, Okhota, reluctant to press forward. The Indian ace has dominated the proceedings here, using her speed to keep the Ukrainian at bay. The first three minutes belonged to Mary Kom!

A huge roar goes up as Mary Kom enters the ring. The ace pugilist is on the cusp of making history!

Both boxers are making their way into the ring and we're minutes away from action! Okhota to fight from the red corner and Mary Kom from blue.

In a 48kg semifinal contest, Mary showed how a cocktail of experience and smartness can turn things around. Even as the taller and stronger Hyang, who came here wiser after her loss to Mary in the Asian championships final in Ho Chi Minh City last year, launched an early attack, the Indian looked to avoid the blows.

The strong-willed five-time World champion reworked her strategy to snap the Korean's rhythm and wrest control in the last two rounds.

Here's how Sonia made sure that more than one Indian was in the finals after 2014.

Seeking a historic sixth gold, Mary Mom will take on Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota in the 48kg summit bout while Sonia Chahal will meet Germany's Ornella Gabriele Wahner in the 57kg category.