Her incredible medal haul at the championships also saw her equal the record of Cuban legend Felix Savon, who clinched six golds and one silver in the heavyweight category at the tournament between 1986 to 1989.
"#MaryKom you rule! First woman boxer to win 6 world championships", tweeted Ayushmann Khurrana. "For me to go ahead, I needed a medal", Chahal had said after assuring herself of a medal. "Today, I am a little bit emotional, since I have been feeling there is no category in the Olympic Games", said the Manipuri pugilist, nicknamed "Magnificent" Mary.
However, the Indian champion came back strongly and displayed her best effort of the day, a powerful hook in the second that shattered Okhota's gameplan to lower her guard and lure the Indian to attack.
"Because of your love and support, I am able to qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics". I know it will be a bit hard for me to win a gold in Tokyo (2020 Games) as I will have to fight in the 51kg. Her first four gold medals in her 17-year worldwide career had come in pinweight category.More news: Trump's asylum restrictions blocked by federal judge
The Indian could not hold back her tears as she thanked the fans for their whole-hearted support.
India has, so far, won two Bronze medals at the ongoing Championships through Simranjit Kaur in the 64 kg category and Lovlina Borgohain in the 69 kg division.
She evolved from a bullfighter to a smarter pugilist and became world's best amateur boxers of all time.
The third round was dominated by Mary as she landed some telling blows on Okhota - a right-handed jab, left-hand combination which rattled the Ukrainian. Taking it to Twitter, the boxer wrote, "I have fulfilled my duty". Her opponent was just 3 years old when Mary won her first championship. She remains the only Indian female boxer to have won an Olympic medal, a bronze at the 2012 London Games, and also the only one with a Commonwealth Games gold, won in Gold Coast earlier this year.
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