CWG 2018: Indian men's hockey team loses to England in bronze play-off

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Gold Coast, Apr 14 (PTI) The legend of M C Mary Kom (48kg) grew larger as she added the Commonwealth Games gold to her packed medal cabinet, thrashing Northern Irelands Kristina OHara in the final here today.

Amit Panghal: Another boxer Amit had to settle for silver after losing 3-1 to England's Gafal Yafai in the 46-49kg category. Her name has been spelt "Mery" instead of Mary.

Speaking to Ghanaian journalist Prince Dornu after winning the medal, he said "God has given me opportunity to win something for my nation because it didn't come easy".

Just two months before the Commonwealth trials previous year, Stridsman tore her anterior cruciate ligament during a fight in Poland.


This was one medal missing from her collection and the five-time World champion, multiple-time Asian champion and the 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist was all smiles as she collected the gold, waving at her supporters and acknowledging their support with a namaste.

In a packed day of boxing finals, there were six more gold medals for England, including for Frazer Clarke in the super-heavyweight bout, while India, Australia and Wales also enjoyed victories. More aggressive in the second round, Mary displayed good defence against a taller opponent who tried to use her reach to unsettle the Indian.

Manika Batra: Manika beat Singapore's Mengyu Yu 11-7 11-6 11-2 11-7 to win gold in women's table tennis singles. Sumit, however, didn't allow Raza to control the game and launched a counter-attack to eventually win by a comfortable margin.

Vikas Krishan: The boxer won India's last gold of the day after beating Cameroon's Dieudonne Wilfried Seyi Ntsengue 5-0.


The 22-year-old Kaushik hails from Devsar in Bhiwani district of Haryana and won a gold medal in the light weight division at the 2017 national championships, where he defeated the highly rated Shiva Thapa.

Still, the Commonwealth Games gold medal remains an elusive prize for the Hanover native.

Boxer Gaurav Solanki won the coveted medal in men's flyweight (52 kilogram) category.

Jessie Lartey's bronze in the men's 64kg category was Ghana's first medal of the Games.


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