Mary Kom certified for the semi-final, assuring herself of a maiden Commonwealth Video games medal. © Twitter
5-time world boxing champion MC Mary Kom (48kg) assured herself of a medal on debut on the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia by advancing to the semifinals, whereas Vikas Krishan (75kg) entered the lads’s quarterfinals. The 35-year-old Mary Kom fairly actually sailed previous Scotland’s Megan Gordon to make the last-four stage with a 5-Zero win. Her victory assured the Indian boxing contingent of its first 2018 Commonwealth Games medal. Additionally advancing, however to the quarterfinal stage, was world championships bronze-medallist Vikas Krishan.
Vikas additionally claimed a unanimous 5-Zero verdict over Australia’s Campbell Somerville however his endurance was as soon as once more put to check within the last three minutes of the bout because the native favorite turned on the depth.
Mary Kom, a sitting Rajya Sabha MP, will face Sri Lanka’s Anusha Dilrukshi within the semifinal on April 11.
“This will be my first Commonwealth Games medal and I am happy to achieve that but gold is what I’m after,” Mary Kom mentioned after her win.
“I am fighting for 16 years. I know Megan and she will do well. I gave her advice to keep trying. Young people need exposure and preparation,” she added.
The Indian veteran is the favorite to win the gold, which might be her third within the final 5 months.
She had received gold medals on the Asian Championships and the India Open earlier than settling for a silver on the Strandja Memorial event in Bulgaria.
Vikas can be a prime contender in his weight class and has come into the event on the again of a gold medal in Bulgaria.