Mary Kom‘s emphatic victory against Dominica’s Miguelina Hernandez has the internet enthralled.  

The Indian female boxer, MC Mary Kom, or fondly called ‘Magnificent Mary’ started her 2020 Tokyo Olympic campaign in the Women’s Fly (48kg-51kg) Preliminary Round of 32 with a win. She was announced the winner by split decision.

Here’s a look at the congratulatory messages for Magnificent Mary. 

Kom’s rags-to-riches story became the stuff of legend when she won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Games, the first time women’s boxing was an Olympic event.

Before her first fight at the Olympics, Kom said that Tokyo will be her last Olympics.

“I am 38 now, going on 39…pretty sure I won’t be allowed to even if I am willing to carry on till Paris 2024,” Mary Kom said. 

Next up, Mary Kom will face Colombian third seed Ingrit Lorena Victoria Valencia.

Valencia is the 2016 Olympic bronze-medallist and also the Pan American Games champion.