Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Finance | By Cynthia Curry

Indian boxer Mary Kom becomes the 'golden' girl at CWG 2018!

Indian boxer Mary Kom becomes the 'golden' girl at CWG 2018!

Gold Coast: Indian wrestler Sumit Malik claimed the gold medal in the men's freestyle 125 kg after his opponent Nigeria's Sinivie Boltic was ruled out of the final due to an injury at the 21st Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast on Saturday.

Among the women, Vinesh won gold in the 50kg competition as she ended at the top of the standings at the end of the Nordic format. As she defeated England's Kristina O'Hara via unanimous decision stretching over three rounds in the women's 45-48 kg category on Saturday morning. "I'm so glad I got this gold medal for my family and for him". "I am just so glad", a beaming Mary Kom said after the victory.

"I don't have injuries, all I have is minor issues like cramps sometime", she added.

This was followed by shooter Sanjeev Rajput winning gold in the men's 50m rifle 3 positions. Wixey claimed a Games record score of 46, three more than Heading. It certainly would be a dream gold for Mary given that she lost her berth in the 2014 Commonwealth Games after losing to Pinki Rani at the National Championships.

Even though Amit's defeat was nearly one-sided, Manish had a far closer final and lost to Garside by the narrowest of margins of 2:3. I am happy about that. Leading 2-1 against Pakistan in the opening game, they had a chance to close the game out but Mandeep Singh went for a narrow-angle shot rather than lay it up for SV Sunil.

Steele von Hoff! Pic Getty
Steele von Hoff! Pic Getty

This was India's 18th gold medal in the event.

Spencer won gold, clearing her first attempt at 1.95 m, while Lake took silver and McDermott captured bronze. The heartbreak of missing the gold left her in tears during the medal ceremony.

It was then the turn of the women, and England were triumphant again as they won comfortably despite a brilliant late burst from Jamaica's Elaine Thompson in the inside lane. It will be another four years before I can make this right. "It was disturbing. I think it was intentional", he said after his defeat.

"I'm still strong from here and here", said Kom, pointing to her heart and her head.

England, meanwhile, won two penalty corners in the 50th and 54th minutes, but on both occasions different variations couldn't help in stretching their lead by two goals.

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Since that time however, they've failed to win a single game in all competitions and are (1.03) not to keep a clean sheet here. What's more is that they have scored 67 goals in those games, an average of 3.5 goals per game.

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