Mary Kom, a five-time World Champion, defeated Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova 2-0, with one judge scoring the bout 38-38 in Incheon Wednesday.

Priyanka, who essayed the ace boxer in a Bollywood film titled "Mary Kom" about the life of the sportswoman, took to Twitter to congratulate her. "Yaaaaaay!!! Now that's called Woman Power! #MaryKom gets gold..makes India Proud & shows us that we can achieve anything! #Momof3 #champion. So proud of u @mangtec u r a true champ!! My Shero! Be #Unbeatable Be #Unbreakable Be #MaryKom," the National Award winning actress posted soon after Mary Kom's win.

The actress and the boxer struck up a friendship during the making of the Omung Kumar-directed film, which turned out to be a hit. Priyanka has been supportive of the boxer, and just a day before the bout, she had tweeted her support for Mary Kom.

"Irrespective of the outcome of her final bout at the #AsianGames2014Â… India is proud of your achievement @MangteC #MaryKom. True champion," she had posted Tuesday.

Apart from Priyanka, other Bollywood celebs, including megastar Amitabh Bachchan, congratulated the boxer on her win. He tweeted, “MARY KOM WINS GOLD ..!! WHAT A FEAT .. PROUD INDIAN.”

'Haider' actor Shahid Kapoor said, “Huge congratulations to the relentlessly inspiring Mary Kom for yet again making india proud”.

Film Mary Kom's director Omung Kumar said, “Congratulation Mary, u have made India and us so so proud:)))”

Actor Anil Kapoor said, “Salute to @MangteC  #Marykom for becoming the first Indian woman boxer to clinch a gold medal at the #AsianGames.”

Actress Anjana Sukhani said,”Wow Mary kom u make us proud #winsgold .... “ Music composer and singer Vishal Dadlani tweeted, “Even prouder today, to have sung #ZiddiDil and #SalaamIndia in #MaryKom. What an athlete, what a champion! #MaryGOLD.”

A mother of three, 31-year-old Mary Kom belongs to Manipur and fought all odds to pursue her passion for boxing.


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