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Mary Kom will face Kristina O'HARA of Northern Ireland in the Women's 45-48kg Final Bout

Mary Kom will face Kristina O'HARA of Northern Ireland in the Women's 45-48kg Final Bout

The mother of three and now politician in India made a successful return to the ring at a major multi-sports event on Saturday. Krishan beat Dieudonne Wilfried Seyi Ntsengue of Cameroon 5-0 to bag India's 25th Gold at CWG 2018.

At 35, Mary became the first Indian woman to win a gold at the Commonwealth Games.

"I don't think I could have asked for a worse preparation, I am just so happy with the way I dived", she said.

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. "So if my body allows, I will go". "That is just a God given gift she is born with", he had said. "I haven't left out anything", said Mary Kom.

Overall, India's captured 66 medals, including 26 gold, 20 silver and as many bronze.

Clarke prevailed as his wider reach helped get slightly the better of 28-year-old Satish.

England won both the men's and women's 4×100-meter relays on the final day of track, while Botswana took the men's 4×400 and Jamaica the women's 4×400.

Gaurav Solanki won India's second boxing gold of the day after he defeated Northern Ireland's Brendan Irvine in the 52 kg category. Not that star Australia centre Liz Cambage was around to see the finish.

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When the marks came through Dixon was short by 1.60 points. But what was more heart-warming with respect to the medal's tally was that India nearly doubled the number of gold medals from 2014.

David Grevemberg is conspicuous by his gregarious demeanour in his interactions with officials, athletes and the media despite being busy managing the Commonwealth Games.

At its start, 2018 was earmarked as a critical year for the Indian men's hockey team - with a number of prestigious events lined up, right from the Commonwealth Games in April to the Hockey World Cup, the holy grail, in December.

New Zealand led 3-0 before the Australians scored with 12 minutes left.

They will also show that there won't be a final between Australia and New Zealand for the first times since the Commonwealth Games first included netball in 1998.

Chris Goulding, Nicholas Kay and Nathan Sobey all tallied double figures as Australia won the gold medal in basketball with a 87-47 victory over Canada. Johnson, however failed to clinch the podium spot as he completed the race on the fifth spot. Talking about the ongoing tourney, he said, "It is our commitment to see to it that the Games are run on a cost-effective basis even as a host city and its communities are benefitted in a big way, whether it is infrastructure, roads, housing or transport besides economic growth, which are the lasting legacies of any Games".

"I had to phase out the home crowd and the pressure the girls were applying". "I really couldn't have won without them". Jonathan Mould of Wales took silver and South Africa's Clint Hendricks took the bronze, all in the same time.

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