Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated MC Mary Kom for winning a record sixth gold medal in the Women's World Championships on Saturday.
Terming the boxer's achievement as a proud moment for Indian sports, Modi said the diligence with which she had pursued sports and excelled at the world stage was extremely inspiring. "Her win is truly special," he tweeted.
The 35-year-old Mary Kom became the most successful boxer in the history of Women's World Championships by winning her sixth gold medal with an unanimous 5-0 result over Ukraine's Hanna Okhota.
Congratulatory messages are pouring in from everyone:
A stellar achievement for #MaryKom , becoming the first woman boxer to win six world championship Gold. One of India's greatest ever sportsperson. Super happy and super proud !
A fabulous achievement by a wonderful athlete! Wt a proud day for us all!
Congratulations @Mangtec for winning the World Championship Gold Medal in Women's Boxing. You are a true inspiration for all of us. Take a bow...
Heartiest Congratulations to a living legend, @MangteC for making India proud once again with her record 6th World Championship Gold.
You are an Inspiration @MangteC.. Magnificent Mary Clinches Gold For 6th time. More Power To You.
What an inspiration @MangteC ! Congratulations on the historic 6th GOLD.
Congratulations @MangteC didi on winning historic 6th World title. More power to you. We all are proud of you.
Congratulations Mary Kom for winning a record sixth world title. We are proud of your golden achievement at the Women's World Boxing Championships.
Historic win by @MangteC. Epitomizes what unwavering commitment and dedication can do. Hope to see her win many more accolades for India.
N Chandrababu Naidu:
Heartiest congratulations to boxer Mary Kom for creating history by winning an unprecedented sixth gold medal at Women’s World Boxing Championships 2018. She has made the nation proud.
Heartiest congratulation to the daughter of India @MangteC for creating history, by clinching record 6th @AIBA_Boxing World Boxing Championship Gold.
Wow... many congratulations!!@AIBA_Boxing World Champion@MangteC for winning the title 6th time. #MaryKom You made India Proud once again!