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CWG 2018: Mary Kom bagged Gold for India, dominated single handly by 5-0

CWG 2018: Mary Kom bagged Gold for India, dominated single handly by 5-0
Written by Abhishek Lohia

India’s experienced female boxer MC Mary Kom has made history in the 21st Commonwealth Games being held on the Gold Coast. She won her first medal in the Commonwealth Games for the first time by defeating Christina O Hara of England in the 45-48 kilogram weight category. Mary Kom showed full-patience and calmness in the first round and waited for opportunities, and when she got opportunities she roasted well with her punch. Mary Kom was making good use of her left jab, and she was slowly getting aggressive.

In the second round, Mary Kom continued her own style. Kristina was trying to do the same thing but her punch was missing. At the same time, Mary Kom became more aggressive with the advancing, and now she was also using her left hook with the jab. She used pressure from her footwork and utilised it over Christiana. In the third and final round, Christina also became aggressive and was giving a good fight to the world champion of five times, but Mary Com won her keeping her defence strong.

Five times World champion and 2012 Olympics bronze medal winner, Mary Com has become the first Indian woman to win gold in the Commonwealth Games. Everyone knows that Mary Com has entered the Commonwealth Games for the first time. In the Commonwealth Games held from 4 to 15 April, athletes from 53 countries are participating in which India has 218 players. India has won 215 medals in their last three Commonwealth Games. In 2006, 50 medals in 2010 and 101 in 2014 and 64 medals came to India.

On another way, Rio Olympics Bronze Medalist Sakshi Malik won her first contest in the 62 kg freestyle wrestling event. While Indian Badminton stars, Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy missed a place in the Badminton Women’s doubles final. Indian paddler, India’s Manika Batra made her place in the final by defeating Singapore’s Feng Tinawei in the semi-finals.

 

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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