Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

CWG Gold In The Bag, Mary Kom Wants An Olympic Gold Too

CWG Gold In The Bag, Mary Kom Wants An Olympic Gold Too

The country consolidated its third position in the overall medal tally with 59 medals - 25 gold, 16 silver and 18 bronze medals. Priyanka who essayed the role of Mary Kom in her biographical film expressed her joy and support for MC Mary Kom.

Settling for silver medals were Amit Panghal (49kg) and Manish Kaushik (60kg) after losing closely-contested bouts here.

"Best ever medal haul, how can I be not be happy, I am quite happy". Olympic 2012 bronze medallist Mary got 30-27, 30-27, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27 points at the end of all three rounds from each of the five judges. It was Vikas' first medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Northern Ireland's Michaela Walsh reckons she was robbed of women's 75kg boxing gold by biased judges, who controversially gave the bout to Australia's Skye Nicolson. Her name has ben spelt Mery instead of Mary.

In the men's competition, Solanki provided the golden touch, pulling it off 4-1 over Northern Ireland's Brendan Irvine.

"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.

Jubilant news also poured in from the TT venue of the Oxenford Studios where Manika Batra became the first woman paddler to claim a gold medal, ensuring her pinkest form doesn't go unnoticed.

Indian ace, Mary Kom, had won the gold in Asian Championship in Vietnam nearly five months ago to script one of the greatest comebacks in Indian sports history.

Later Satish lost to England's European Championships silver-medallist Frazer Clarke in his final clash to end with a silver medal. He had won a bronze (2006) and a silver (2014) in the earlier editions as he finally broke the gold jinx.

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