The Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Indian boxer MC Mary Kom on her gold at Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships on Wednesday.
PM Modi took to Twitter to laud the boxer from Manipur and said, “Congratulations Mary Kom for clinching the gold at the ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships. India is elated at your accomplishment.”
Congratulations Mary Kom for clinching the gold at the ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships. India is elated at your accomplishment. @MangteC
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 8, 2017
On Wednesday, India’s star woman boxer MC Mary Kom defeated Kim Hyang-Mi of North Korea in 48 kg category to clinch the gold medal at the Asian Boxing Championship in Ho Chi Minh City.
It was Mary Kom’s fifth gold medal in the continental event. Facing the Korean, the Olympic bronze-medallist Indian notched up a unanimous 5-0 verdict to add another medal to her tally.
The Manipuri pugilist was making her comeback to the ring after more than a year. Mary Kom used her tactical nous to the best to seal the thriller.
The 35-year-old Indian last clinched an international gold medal in the 2014 Asian Games.