CWG 2018: Pugilist Mary Kom clinches gold

Virginia Carson
April 14, 2018

The fifth time world Champion Mary Kom who has never won a medal at CWG in the past clinched Gold.

Thirty-five-year-old Mary Kom outclassed Northern Ireland's 22-year-old Kristina O'Hara in the final in women's 45-48 kg category.

Isaac Makwala guided Botswana to the men's 4x400m relay gold with a sublime anchor leg.

"Today I'm dedicating my medal to my mum, but I want to represent India at the (Tokyo) 2020 Olympics and to be there when they raise the Indian flag", the 22-year-old said looking ahead.

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India has 59 medals in total with 25 gold medals in the games so far. On Saturday, India opened its box with Kom and added the 18th gold medal, while more medals are being awaited with interesting events lined up for the day.

Vinesh Phogat, meanwhile, defeated Rupinder Kaur of Australia in the 50kg freestyle to enter final, while Somveer defeated Australia's Jayden Lawrence 7-0 for a victory by fall in the 86kg freestyle repechage to go through to the bronze medal match.

Hinch and her team-mates, who had lost 2-1 to India in the group stage, had won silver at the previous Games in Glasgow in 2014.

British Cycling performance director, Stephen Park, said: "We've been pleased by the performances of British riders on the Gold Coast, which have once again demonstrated the talent, determination and strength in depth that we have within British cycling". They will face Australia in Sunday's gold-medal showpiece. "The team is also disappointed that for all the effort we put, we didn't get the result".

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Aqeel Ahmed of Scotland and Amit of India compete in the Men's 46-49kg Quarterfinal Boxing on day six of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Oxenford Studios on April 10, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia.

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Boxer Gaurav Solanki won gold in men's 52kg category on Saturday.

Earlier, the Indian women were thrashed 6-0 by England in the bronze-medal play-off.

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New Zealand beat Canada 74-58 for the bronze.

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