Tuesday, 24 April, 2018

Priyanka Chopra proud of Mary Kom's Commonwealth Games win

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It is Kom's first Commonwealth medal of any colour and burnishes a heaving trophy cabinet that already includes an Olympic bronze from London 2012 and five amateur world championship titles.

England avenged their 3-4 loss to India in the Round Robin stage as they beat Indian men's Hockey Team 2-1 in the bronze medal match here at the 21st Commonwealth Games on Saturday.

The 48kg final featuring her and Kristina O'Hara of Northern Ireland was an intense one, all the same, as the youngster was in no mood to accept defeat.

Isaac Makwala guided Botswana to the men's 4x400m relay gold with a sublime anchor leg.

This is India's first ever gold in the women's singles event at the CWG.

India's Mary Kom, devastated not to gain a wildcard for the 2016 Rio Olympics, gave mixed signals about whether she would now target the Tokyo 2020 Games and a first Olympic gold.

Except the last few punches that she received, Mary Kom remained on top throughout to get the yellow metal.


The Nottingham Wildcats star played a key role as England produced a shock semi-final win over Canada but could only watch as Australia steamrollered them 99-55 to take gold. Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, paddler Manika Batra and boxer Mary Kom won India's first gold medals in their respective disciplines.

No team other than Australia and New Zealand had ever reached the gold medal match of a Commonwealth netball tournament, so history was assured for the victor of this clash. They prepared me well and they prepared me hard. "It's different than any other game", he said.

Australia won the gold medal in women's basketball, beating England 99-55.

"This is for Australia", said Wilson, who admitted he had got the idea from countryman Kelvin Kerkow's bare-chested jig of joy after winning bowls gold at the 2006 Melbourne Games.

Boxer Gaurav Solanki won gold in men's 52kg category on Saturday.

India's women's hockey team turned in an embarrassing performance in the bronze medal round against England and was thrashed 6-0.

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