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Mary Kom becomes first Indian to win boxing gold at Commonwealth Games

14 Avril 2018

Hosking held off several challenges over the past 200 meters from eventual silver medal victor Georgia Williams of New Zealand and Wales rider Danielle Rowe, who took bronze.

Meanwhile, Anjum Moudgil finished second and bagged silver in the 50m Rifle 3 event with a score of 455.7.

Anish, the Haryana wonder kid, shot down a Games record for his gold in the 25m rapid fire pistol event.

Bajrang Punia celebrates his gold. While Indian Badminton stars, Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy missed a place in the Badminton Women's doubles final.

Divya Kakran won bronze medal in the women's freestyle 68 kg by outplaying Bangladesh's Sherin Sultana 4-0, a victory by fall. The other boxers who have made a mark in CWG 2018 are Hussamuddin Mohammed wins bronze in Men's 56kg, Manoj Kumar wins bronze in Men's 69kg and Naman Tanwar wins bronze medal in Men's 91kg category.

On his next competition and plans of celebration, "Next are the world championships (in South Korea) and Asian Games (Indonesia)".

"I respect all my opponents, but I fear none".

With a throw of 80.4 metres on Friday, Neeraj Chopra also managed to sail to the Javelin finals.

In the men's singles, World No.1 Srikanth thrashed Singapore's Zin Rei Ryan 21-15, 21-12, while Prannoy eased past Sri Lankan Dinuka Karunaratna 21-13, 21-6 to set up a clash against Lee Chong Wei. Shuttler HS Prannoy also expects a podium finish as he gracefully enters the semis, to face Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia.

Amit Panghal went down in the final men's 46-49kg boxing against England's Galal Yafai in Gold Coast but secured silver for India after a closely contested bout.

An injection of pace by the Australian team reduced the lead group to 11 riders, with Dani Rowe among those providing a threat to the home team, the Welsh rider being well supported by team-mate Elinor Barker.

India has so far won 29 medals - 14 gold, 6 silver, and 9 bronze - in the last eight days.

Mary Kom becomes first Indian to win boxing gold at Commonwealth Games