Mary Kom Wins Gold On Her Debut

April 15 11:50 2018

People would laugh. Instead of allowing myself to be embarrassed all the time, I was a bad kid. “I have got everything”, she said.

In the end, Mary rode out the third round to notch up an unanimous victory, overcoming the disappointment of not making the 2014 Commonwealth Games squad.

“Today I’m dedicating my medal to my mum, but I want to represent India at the (Tokyo) 2020 Olympics and to be there when they raise the Indian flag”, the 22-year-old said looking ahead.

Stridsman admitted she had expressed doubts whether she could return in time for the Games, but said she never gave up hope of representing her country on home soil.

The second game was a complete contrast to the first as Sindhu showed some fire and pegged back Saina with some lethal smashes.

Both the teams had their opportunities in the second quarter as India also played some fluent hockey, causing problems for the English defence.

Jean-Emmanuel Pierre-Charles of Ottawa defends over the top of Shea Ili of New Zealand during the men’s basketball semifinal game on Saturday. “Not just this result, if you look at our result in other important events we have been doing well”.

New Zealand beat Canada 74-58 for the bronze.

“I just didn’t know how to adapt”, he explains. She went into the mid-break with an 11-8 lead and seemed the match would go into a decider.

As many predicted, India wrapped up their journey in the Games Down Under at the third position on the overall medals charts.

Settling for silver medals were Amit Panghal (49kg), Manish Kaushik (60kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg) after losing closely-contested bouts here.

Ariane Bonhomme of Gatineau and Derek Gee of Osgoode didn’t finish their respective 112.2-kilometre and 168.3-kilometre cycling road races.

Asked what India have learned heading towards the upcoming World Cup in London, Rani said: “We are playing England in our first game and we need to work towards that”.

“I don’t really have any words”.

In the afternoon, Neeraj Chopra wrote his own little piece of history at the Carrara stadium when he became the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a gold medal.

Having dramatically lost the women’s netball final to England in the dying seconds only minutes earlier, Australia would suffer a similar heartbreak as the opening period of extra time drew to a close.

Punia defeated New Zealand’s Brahm Richards, Nigeria’s Amas Daniel and Canada’s Vincent De Marinis en route the final.

GOLD COAST AUSTRALIA- APRIL 15 England celebrate victory in the Netball Gold Medal Match on day 11 of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Coomera Indoor Sports Centre

Mary Kom Wins Gold On Her Debut
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