Kom eyes Tokyo gold swansong after claiming Commonwealth crown at 35

Kom eyes Tokyo gold swansong after claiming Commonwealth crown at 35

Kom eyes Tokyo gold swansong after claiming Commonwealth crown at 35

All these players take the gold medal count to 25. "I will be getting it corrected once I am done with the Games and back in India", she said.

"In my desperation for a personal best, I tried so hard that I tumbled over in my last two attempts".

"This is my first individual medal in this big tournament (women's singles) and I am feeling really proud", said the 22-year-old to PTI, who had earlier starred in the gold-winning team performance before clinching the women's doubles gold with Mouma Das.

Settling for silver medals were Amit Panghal (49kg) and Manish Kaushik (60kg) after losing closely-contested bouts here. By the second round, Mary Kom seemed to be thoroughly enjoying herself in the ring against her timid rival.

Northern Ireland's Michaela Walsh reckons she was robbed of women's 75kg boxing gold by biased judges, who controversially gave the bout to Australia's Skye Nicolson.

The star of the day was without a shred of doubt Mary Kom - a 35-year-old five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist.

Mary Kom struck her at will, her right hooks being especially telling. The men lost 1-2, and the women lost 0-6. This was her first-ever CWG medal, bagging it in her debut appearance.

"This is the first time I will be India's flag-bearer in an event like this".

Indian ace, Mary Kom, had won the gold in Asian Championship in Vietnam nearly five months ago to script one of the greatest comebacks in Indian sports history. He had won his Asian Games gold in 2010 in the lightweight 60kg category.

In the afternoon, Neeraj Chopra also registered his name at the Carrara stadium when he became the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a gold medal.

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