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Commonwealth Games 2018: Boxer MC Mary Kom wins Gold on debut

14 April, 2018, 20:16 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
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Enduring multiple breaks and distractions in her career that would have stopped most athletes in their tracks, the 35-year old has continued to lead from the front.

Bale was the penultimate player to be eliminated in Saturday's final, scoring 441.2.

The five-time world champion started this year by bagging gold medals at the Asian Championships and the India Open, defeated Steluta Duta of Romania in her quarterfinal of Strandja.

It was midnight in the United Kingdom when the Barnstaple shooter began shooting for a place in the final, finishing third in the qualifying event.

Maltese trap shooter Brian Galea has won a bronze medal for Malta after an impressive performance at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

England boxer Galal Yafai won the gold medal in the men's 46-49kg bout, with India's Amit Panghal taking silver.

Wilson's celebration was not the only one that could be filed under "over-exuberant" at the Commonwealth Games on Friday.

Kom, who has spoken repeatedly at the Games in Australia about the problems facing women and girls in India, said being away for long periods for competition and to train was challenging emotionally.

Navneet Kaur earned India's first penalty corner in the eighth minute.

Satwik then paired up with Chirag Shetty to get past Malaysian men's doubles pair of Chan Peng Soon and Huat 21-14, 15-21, 21-9.

In badminton, shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will fight for gold in the women's singles event. Finishing with a silver medals were Pooja Dhanda (57kg) and Mausam Khatri (97kg), while Divya Kakran (68kg) settled for a bronze medal. Manika outplayed Mengyu Yu of Singapore 4-0 (11-7, 11-6, 11-2, 11-7) to clinch the gold medal.

However, it will be a tough encounter as England will also be aiming to finish their campaign on a good note after having lost their semi-final match against New Zealand.

"We came here for a medal, but we didn't achieve that".

It is now third straight time that Indian women's hockey team will return empty-handed from the Games as the last time it stood on podium was in 2006 when it won a silver.

Sakshi Malik lost to Nigeria's Aminat Adeniyi in women's freestyle 62 kg nordic system wrestling and with that is also out of gold medal contention. In the quarter-finals, Bajrang outclassed Amas Daniel of Nigeria, building up a 10-0 lead early in the second round.


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