By defeating a spirited rival in Colombia's Valencia Victoria, fetching a unanimous 5-0 verdict to make the last-eight stage, Mary Kom
(51kg) bettered her own record as the most successful boxer in the history of the marquee tournament.
She has assured India of its first medal in the ongoing edition of the premier boxing event.
Mary Kom will take on second-seeded Turk Busenaz Cakiroglu in her semifinal bout on Saturday, after a rest day on Friday.
Cakiroglu is the reigning European Championships and European Games gold-medallist. She defeated Cai Zongju of China in her
quarterfinal bout, just after Mary Kom's impressive victory in Russia.
The Boxing Federation of India shared a video on Twitter where Mary hopes to try her best and win the gold medal.
The #HallOfFame will now read the mammoth achievements of @MangteC as the winner of the highest no. of medals at the #aibaworldboxingchampionships.— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) October 10, 2019
What a moment for India. Take a bow!#PunchMeinHaiDum #boxing pic.twitter.com/oawm0APJfi
Indian Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju also congratulated the boxer on Twitter.
Mary Kom won the wholehearted praise of the Twitterati.
Superb n congratulations to the champ @MangteC . India is so peoud of you.👏🥇🥊— Pallavi(Ruby)Baruah (@25rubybaruah) October 10, 2019
Vow ! Vow !! Now the game is on. Make it Gold Ma'am. Congratulations for 8th Medal but we want Gold Ma'am...Come on and grab the bout🥊🥊🥊🔥🔥🔥💪— Om Prasad Pattnayak (@OmPattnayak) October 10, 2019
Congratulations proud moment for every Indian let's celebrate magnificient Mary Kom— प्रवीन माटी (@khebduki) October 10, 2019
Entering into this edition, Mary Kom had six golds and a silver in her kitty, but this is the first time, she has secured a world medal in the 51kg category. She had finished as a quarterfinalist in this division in the past.