Gill congratulates Mary Kom

New Delhi: Sports Minister M S Gill on Sunday
congratulated Indian woman boxer M C Mary Kom for winning an
unprecedented fifth successive gold medal at the World
Championships, calling her an "exceptional talent".

"I am delighted that Mary Kom has won the World
Championship title for the fifth time in a row. She has an
exceptional record. Manipur has great sports talent and Mary
Kom is the best. I congratulate her," Gill said in his

The 27-year-old Mary Kom clinched a fifth successive
World Championship gold last night when she beat Romania`s
Steluta Duta in the fly weight 48kg finals in Barbados.

She is the only boxer to have won a medal in each one of
the six World Championships, starting with a silver in the
inaugural 2001 edition.