Before this edition, she had won six golds and a silver, but this is the first time the Manipuri has secured a world medal in the 51kg category.
"I am very happy to have secured a medal but I would be looking to make it better by reaching the finals", she said. When asked about her take at this achievement, she told TOI that she is "happy with the achievement" and how it is "an wonderful feeling" to reach such an honor. I would give my best to enter the finals of the tournament.
Sixth-seeded Manju, playing her first World Championships, defeated Kim by a 4-1 verdict in their last-eight match. Between her and a place in the final stands Turkey's European champion and second-seeded Busenaz Cakiroglu.
Jamuna Bora also entered the quarter-finals in the 54-kg category after defeating Algerian Ouidad Sfouh 5-0. Explaining her quarterfinal bout against Victoria, Mary Kom's personal coach, Chhote Lal Yadav, told TOI that his ward fought a tactically and technically superior fight, focussing mainly on her speed. Manju next faces Thailand's Chuthamat Raksat in the semifinals, also on October 12.
Minister of State of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju praised Indian boxer Mary Kom's exceptional performance on Thursday in the World Women's Boxing Championships.
Boro is up against top seed and former Asian Games bronze medallist Huang Hsiao-Wen of Chinese Taipei, but the 22-year-old has shown she can beat anyone on her day.
She continued to thank her supporters and felt like her "job is not yet finished".
Cuban icon Felix Savon is the most successful in the men's event with seven medals - six gold and a silver.
The veteran used all her experience to sway away from challenges and land punches at the right time to put pressure on Valencia.
Besides six world titles, Mary Kom's illustrious career boasts of an Olympic bronze (London 2012), five Asian titles and gold medals at the CWG and Asian Games.
This year alone, she won gold medals at the India Open in Guwahati and President's Cup in Indonesia.
She is also a sitting member of the Rajya Sabha.