Moroccan Khadija Mardi won on Sunday the title of the Women's World Boxing Championship in the heavyweight (over 81 kilograms), which is being held in the Indian capital, New Delhi.
Mardi, who became the first Arab and African to achieve this feat, beat Kazakhstan's Lazat Konjibayeva 4-1 in the final.
This is Morocco's second gold medal at the World Boxing Championships, after Mohamed Rubaie.
Khadija, 32, defeated Kunjibayeva during the Golden Belt Series in Marrakech in February.
The Moroccan has previously competed in the 2016 Olympic Games and won a gold medal in the -75kg category at the 2019 All-Africa Games.
Khadija won bronze at the 2019 World Championships, then silver last year in Turkey.
Congratulations to Khadija Al-Mardi for winning the gold medal at the Women's World Boxing Championships, thus becoming the first African female boxer to achieve this historic 👏🇲🇦 achievement pic.twitter.com/RLEePNxR5D
— Équipe du Maroc (@EnMaroc) March 26, 2023
⭕ Khadija Mardi won gold at the Women's World Boxing Championship and played the Moroccan national anthem in New Delhi, India. pic.twitter.com/bcgnmKqK7e
— Morocco of tomorrow (@Moroccoftomorow) March 26, 2023
☆ Video announcing that Morocco🇲🇦 won the gold🥇 medal in the World Women's🥊 Boxing Championship in India. Thank you Khadija Al-Mardi. pic.twitter.com/MCT9v2yppq
— Mustapha Elasri Mustafa Al-Asri (@MustaphaElasri9) March 26, 2023
🎙 Special for the second channel... First statement by world boxing champion Khadija Al-Mardi, after winning the historic gold medal at the World Championships India 2023 🇲🇦🥊 pic.twitter.com/y662uIbpqQ
— 2M.ma (@2MInteractive) March 26, 2023