For conquering the gold she had to overcome Northern Ireland’s Kristina O’Hara by 5-0 via unanimous decision. The five-time world champion won 30-27, 30-27, 29-28, 30-27, 20-27 to land the verdict in her favor.
At Asian Championships in Vietnam in November Mary Kom claimed her fifth Gold, it was one of the greatest comebacks in Indian sports.
It must have been daunting for the 35-year-old considering she was away from the boxing ring for a quite long time but to her credit, Mary looked better than ever with a dominant performance, signaling that she had put the disappointment of not qualifying for Rio Olympics on the backburner.
Mary Kom who is a mom to three, was the subject of a Bollywood biographical film Mary Kom in 2014 starring Priyanka Chopra in the lead role. The CWG gold is the latest collection in her trophy cabinet which already has an Olympic bronze London 2012 apart from five amateur world championship titles.