Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
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CWG 2018: Mary Kom wins gold in women's 45-48 kg category

CWG 2018: Mary Kom wins gold in women's 45-48 kg category

India has so far claimed 16 Gold, 8 Silver and 10 Bronze, taking its total tally to 34 and continued to hold the third position with Australia topping the list followed by England in the second place.

India boxer MC Mary Kom scripted a new history to her storied career by winning gold in women's 45-48 kg category at the 10 day of Commonwealth Games, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.

Meanwhile, Kaushik also made it to the finals after sweeping aside James McGivern of Northern Ireland in the men's lightweight (60kg) semi-finals.

Mary defeated Kristina O'Hara of Northern Ireland by a unanimous 5:0 verdict to take the title. For Arjuna awardee Tejaswini, who in 2010 became the first Indian to win gold at the Shooting World Championship, her two podium finishes in successive days here will somewhat make up for the disappointing showing at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Indian shooters continue to delight and win medals. I am just so glad. "Mum is coming soon", she added.

Except the last few punches that she received, Mary Kom remained on top throughout to get the yellow metal.

Indian shooter Anish Bhanwala, aged 15, on Friday created history by becoming the country's youngest ever gold medal victor in the Commonwealth Games. Mary Kom dedicated her remarkable triumph to her children.

"I couldn't do it without my parents who are at home looking after my boy".

Amit, who was chasing his third successive global gold, was beaten by England's European silver-medallist Galal Yafai.

"I am disappointed with the result. Coach has told me focus on my opponent's mistakes and deliver", he said after the bout.

Manish Kaushik, the favourite for the 60 kg lost out after a split decision went in favour of Australian Harry Garside.

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