Mary Kom, who was making her Commonwealth Games debut, gained gold in girls’s 45-48kg class. © AFP
Mary Kom gave India a rollicking begin in Day 10 of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia by successful gold within the girls’s 45-48kg boxing class. India’s legendary boxer, who was making her Commonwealth Games debut, beat Northern Eire’s Kristina O’Hara within the last by an unanimous determination so as to add a CWG gold to her already illustrious medal cupboard. Mary Kom’s medal cupboard already contains an Olympic bronze from London 2012 and 5 beginner world championship titles.
India’s star boxer celebrated India’s 18th gold medal on the Gold Coast Games with a victory parade on her coach’s shoulders.
Mom-of-three Mary Kom, the topic of a Bollywood movie in 2014, was the deserved victor, outboxing her Northern Eire opponent.
The 35-year-old five-time world champion appeared a bit edgy within the first spherical however obtained her act collectively within the subsequent two rounds in opposition to Northern Eire boxer, who additionally put up a commendable efficiency.
Whereas O’Hara related with some stinging punches, the motion and ability displayed by Mary Kom was too scorching to deal with. The 22-year-old Northern Irish fighter lacked the expertise and a few finesse handy the Indian legend the benefit.
Regardless of a peak benefit, O’Hara did not make her longer attain depend as Mary Kom got here in shut and saved connecting together with her proper hooks.
Mary Kom had claimed the Asian Championships gold 5 months in the past, earlier than ensnaring the highest honours on the India Open in January. She had gained a silver medal on the Strandja Memorial Event in Bulgaria earlier than coming right here.