Legendary boxer Mary Kom beat Northern Ireland’s Kristina O’Hara in a unanimous decision from all the five judges to claim gold, her first medal at Commonwealth Games 2018, taking place at Gold Coast, Australia. This could probably be the last as she is expected to retire after this tournament.
Bollywood celebrities hailed the Indian boxer as the “superwomen” for her gold in the women’s 48 kilogram category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold Coast on Saturday.
While filmmaker Shekhar Kapur said that Kom is “unstoppable”, actress Priyanka Chopra, who essayed the icon in the biopic on Kom, sent her congratulations.
Here is what the celebrities had to say:
Priyanka: I’m so proud of my friend and India’s pride. You are and always will be my champion. Congratulations! Yay!
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 14, 2018
Shekhar Kapur: Mary Kom you are unstoppable. A superwoman.
#MaryKom ..you are unstoppable. A superwoman.
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) April 14, 2018
Diana Penty: Mary Kom packs a punch once again as she bags a gold. So proud.(Also Check: Is Randeep Hooda dating this ‘Mary Kom’ actress?
— Diana Penty (@DianaPenty) April 14, 2018
Ekta Kapoor: Respect ! Hail #marykom
— Ekta Kapoor (@ektarkapoor) April 14, 2018
Kabir Bedi: Hail boxing queen Mary Kom. Five times world champion, on winning gold at Commonwealth Games 2018 at the age of 35. What a magnificent achievement. Everyone loves you. You make every Indian proud.
HAIL #Boxing Queen Mary Kom,
5 times World Champion, on winning GOLD at #CommonwealthGames2018 at the age of 35!!!
What a magnificent achievement! @MangteC, everyone loves you. 💕 You make every Indian proud. #CommonwealthGames pic.twitter.com/J9NtHk0BGf
— KABIR BEDI (@iKabirBedi) April 14, 2018
Neha Dhupia: Mary Kom. Mother, legend, champion, inspiration, woman.
— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) April 14, 2018
Akshay Kumar: The first Indian woman to win a boxing gold. Heartiest congratulations to Mary Kom! You go girl.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 14, 2018
Jaaved Jaaferi: Bravo PunamYadav, Manika Batra, Manu Bhaker and Heena Sidhu (Silver) for your superb wins. Congratulations Vikas Thakur and Ravi Kumar (Bronze). Best wishes to the amazing Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal and the Womens Hockey team. Go India.