CWG: Boxer Mary Kom wins gold; India's tally rises

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CWG: Boxer Mary Kom wins gold; India's tally rises

That being said, Mary - a mother of three - has now become the first Indian Woman to win a gold in Boxing in the Commonwealth Games.

While O'Hara connected with some stinging punches, the movement and skill displayed by Mary Kom was too hot to handle. In fact, her social media handle also reads Mary Kom instead of Mery Kom.

While Indian shooters will aim to shoot down more medals at the Commonwealth Games 2018, badminton, javelin throw and wrestling are other events where India's hopes run high.

Kom, 35, is a former five-time world amateur champion who won a bronze medal in the 51-kilogram division at the London Olympics in 2012, but failed to qualify for the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016. Mery Kom was making her Commonwealth Games debut at this year's games and did not disappoint as she bagged the top prize. Mary Kom dedicated her remarkable triumph to her children.

In a hurriedly-convened press conference after the embarrassment, the Indian contingent officials said they would appeal the judgement. Latey had trained with scores of elite Indian Olympic athletes, yet Mary stood out. "It will be hard because I will have to move up a weight, but I will try my best". "This time, we will not let her do that and will bring her to Chandigarh with the medal", said Anjum's father 63-year-old advocate Sudershan Moudgill.

Millicent Agboegbulem of Nigeria competes against Elizabeth Andiego of Kenya
CWG: Boxer Mary Kom wins gold; India's tally rises

Earlier, the Indian contingent who are now studded with 18 gold medals in the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2018 have bettered their gold medal tally from the 2014 CWG that took place in Glasgow.

Australia now leads the medal tally with 161, followed by England with 91 and India with 35.

Amit lost a close bout to England's Galal Yafai after going down 28-29, 27-30, 29-28, 28-28, 28-29 via split verdict.Kaushik put on a riveting effort in his final bout against Harry Garside, but in the end, the Australian was declared victor by the judges, who gave a 3:2 split decision.

Meanwhile, Gaurav Solanki increased India's gold medal tally at the Games, by beating Brendan Irvine of Northen Ireland. Kaushik looked to have got the better round of the two in the final couple of rounds, but the 2017 national champion was forced to settle for silver. He is now employed with the Indian Army.

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