Mary Kom wins gold medal in boxing at Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games 2018 Live

Star Indian boxer MC Mary Kom won Gold in the women's 48-kilogram category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold Coast, Australia on Saturday.

"Even my sports minister came to cheer me on, my country will be very proud", said Kom, who is a member of Upper House in India's Parliament.

This is because needles were found in their room at the Commonwealth Games village on the Gold Coast in Australia - and there is a strict "No Needles" policy.

India's men's hockey team lost 1-2 to England in the bronze medal playoff at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.

In wrestling, India picked up another four medals on day three of the competition. The five-time world champion started this year by bagging gold medals at the Asian Championships and the India Open, defeated Steluta Duta of Romania in her quarterfinal of Strandja.

Later, Vinesh Phogat also get the congratulations wishes for winning gold.

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It was then the turn of the women, and England were triumphant again as they won comfortably despite a brilliant late burst from Jamaica's Elaine Thompson in the inside lane. "I haven't left out anything", she signed off. "I could not get what I expected of myself", she told PTI, wiping away her tears. "I thought it was 50-50 bout", Amit said after his loss.

Meanwhile, another Indian boxer in Amit Panghal has won silver in 46-49 kg category. Saina will now take on the victor of PV Sindhu and Michelle Li in the final. Lake missed at 1.95 m and had two tries at 1.97 but missed both.

This time, though first rusher Rohidas successful blocked the drag-flick, on rebound Ward used a strong backhand shot to once again find the right corner of the post that helped England regain the lead.

It is now third straight time that Indian women's hockey team will return empty-handed from the Games as the last time it stood on podium was in 2006 when they won a silver.

Two other finals had predictable Kenya 1-2 finishes: world champion Hellen Obiri won the women's 5,000 metres in 15 minutes, 13.11 seconds, holding off teammate Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi, and Elijah Motonei Manangoi won the 1,500 in 3:34.78 ahead of Timothy Cheruiyot.

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