Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Priyanka Chopra proud of Mary Kom's Commonwealth Games win

Priyanka Chopra proud of Mary Kom's Commonwealth Games win

Amit lost 1:3 to England's Galai Yafai in the final.

Meanwhile, another Indian boxer in Amit Panghal has won silver in 46-49 kg category.

Mary Kom became the first Indian woman boxer to claim a Commonwealth Games Gold and was joined by Gaurav Solanki (52kg) and Vikas Krishan (75kg). For the win, the five-time world champion outclassed Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara 5-0 and was declared the victor after a unanimous decision. It is mention worthy that the 35-year-old actress had portrayed the famed Indian boxer on the silver screen in a biopic by the same name - Mary Kom.

Australia has extended its lead on the Commonwealth Games medal table even further after Day Nine of the competition, with more than double the Gold medals of our next-best rival England.

Jamaica were beaten to gold by England in the women's 4x100m, and their men had to settle for third behind South Africa in a race also won by the hosts of the next Games in Birmingham.

He shot 454.5 to create a Commonwealth Games Record.

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Botswana finished with a time of 3:26:86 seconds to win bronze.

The Indian hockey teams, men's and women's, had an ordinary show in their bronze medal matches against England.

"For me the highlight was the first match against England, the last two minutes and we'd hoped it was also possible now, but that's too bad".

Mother-of-three Kom, the subject of a Bollywood film in 2014, won a unanimous points decision over Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara in their light-flyweight final on Australia's Gold Coast. Saina will now take on the victor of PV Sindhu and Michelle Li in the final.

Badminton: The shuttlers including P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth will play in nine matches in the singles today.

The Indian duo defeated their opponents 11-5, 11-6, 12-10. It was thus the 21st Gold medal for India in the marquee tournament.

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