Commonwealth Games 2018: Mary Kom wins gold

Kom wins India's 18th gold on her Commonwealth Games debut


Boxer Mary Kom won gold in women's boxing in the 45-48 kg category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold Coast. On Day 10, Kom brought her first medal in Commonwealth Games after defeating Northern Ireland’s Kristina O’Hara in a thrilling final.

On Friday, with Anish Bhanwala's gold, India went past its medal tally at Glasgow. On Saturday, India opened its box with Kom and added the 18th gold medal, while more medals are being awaited with interesting events lined up for the day. 

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. H.S. Prannoy and P.V. Sindhu will look to shine for India in badminton on Saturday at the Commonwealth Games 2018. 

Saturday, which is the penultimate day of the Commonwealth Games 2018, will also see Neeraj Chopra in action in the final of the javelin throw.

Indian wrestlers will also be in action on Saturday with Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat taking to the ring. 

Meanwhile, Indian wrestler Somveer crashed out of the men's 86 kilogram freestyle competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) after losing to Pakistan's Muhammed Inam here on Saturday.

Somveer lost by technical superiority as his opponent built up a 10-0 lead in the first round.