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Congratulatory messages started pouring in after star Manipur boxer and five times world amateur boxing champion MC Mary Kom bagged gold in the women’s 45-48 kg category on Saturday morning on day 10 of the Commonwealth Games 2018 at Gold Coast in Australia.
President of India, Ram Nath Kovind was one of the first to congratulate Mary Kom on her striking gold at the Common Wealth Games.
Kovind had twitted: Congratulations Mary Kom, icon of Manipur and of India, for winning the gold medal in women’s 45-48 kg boxing event at #GC2018. You make us prouder with every punch!
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju in his official twitter handle posted: Mary Kom, you have done it again! India is proud of you and all the sportspersons who won medals in the Commonwealth Games.
DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh while congratulating Mary Kom twitted: Congratulations Mary Kom. You have once again made us proud. Gold Medal at #CWG2018
Union Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare, Rajyavardhan Rathod, who was also an Olympic shooter tweeted: Congratulations to @MangteC who is India’s 1st woman boxer to clinch a ?in the 45-48 kg #GC2018Boxing in her 1st CWG appearance.
Already a 5 times World Champion and Olympic ?medallist
More power to you @Mangtec you’re India’s pride.
Union Minister Vijay Goel also congratulated the star boxer for winning the gold medal at her maiden outing in the Commonwealth Games.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh wrote: Congratulations Mary Kom @MangteC ! You have done it again! India is proud of you! We all are proud of you! Congratulations again on your maiden Gold in the CWG. @PMOIndia @Ra_THORe.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also tweeted stating: You have done it again. Nothing can be a bigger gift to us on this New Year and Bihu. Thanks @MangteC. Your punches keep making India proud. #MaryKom #GC2018.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu tweeted: Congratulations Mary Kom. You have made us proud once again. Gold Medal at #CWG2018.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma also tweeted: Congratulations @MangteC for clinching the gold at Commonwealth Games, Gold Cost. The people of #India and tribesmen across #NorthEast states are elated at your accomplishment. @narendramodi