COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Silver for South Lincs shooter on the Gold Coast

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Silver for South Lincs shooter on the Gold Coast

Boxer Mary Kom won gold in women's boxing in the 45-48 kg category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold Coast. Mary Kom was making good use of her left jab, and she was slowly getting aggressive.

The 48kg final featuring her and Kristina O'Hara of Northern Ireland was an intense one, all the same, as the youngster was in no mood to accept defeat. "I'm so glad I got this gold medal for my family and for him".

Despite a height advantage, O'Hara failed to make her longer reach count as Mary Kom came in close and kept connecting with her right hooks.

So this medal is for my team, coach Ronak, Pierre Beauchamp and Alaap for putting in the hard work and believing in me, she signed off. "And I will continue to do so until the time my body is fit", she added. In qualification, the 37-year-old scored a total of 1180 (58x) to break Olympic medallist Gagan Narang's qualification record of 1166.

MC Mary Kom's persona grew with the Commonwealth Games gold.

"Best ever medal haul, how can I be not be be happy, I am quite happy".

"We were on such as high after that Canada match but we knew Australia were a world-class team and they'd have the crowd behind them too".




At the end of Day 10 the Indian wrestlers and boxers showered rich haul of medals with 8 gold, 16 silver and 18 bronze medals staying at 3rd spot taking medal tally to 59.

Later, Vinesh Phogat also get the congratulations wishes for winning gold.

She competed in the Asian championships last November in the first stage of a comeback and won gold.

Jamaica were beaten to gold by England in the women's 4x100m, and their men had to settle for third behind South Africa in a race also won by the hosts of the next Games in Birmingham. "He sometimes tells me to take it easy after competition but I can't help it", she said. India will be going back with eight boxing medals from the current edition, one more than their previous best at the 2010 Delhi Games. Saina will now take on the victor of PV Sindhu and Michelle Li in the final.

Two Indian athletes were kicked out of the Commonwealth Games on Friday after syringes were found in their accommodation, a breach of tournament rules.

The silver medal they won was India's first from women's doubles table tennis at the Commonwealth Games.

Amit Panghal went down in the final men's 46-49kg boxing against England's Galal Yafai in Gold Coast but secured silver for India after a closely contested bout.

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