Two Indian athletes kicked out of CW Games

14 April, 2018, 22:16 | Author: Teresa Adams
  • Aaron Wilson’s celebration was less than understated

Indian boxing queen MC Mary Kom clinched a gold medal in the women's 48-kilogram category at the 21st Commonwealth Games now underway in Gold Coast in Australia, on Saturday. On Day 10, Kom brought her first medal in Commonwealth Games after defeating Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara in a thrilling final.

Mary Kom is back on the global stage in boxing.

"That is hard to say, but I will try", said Kom, who is already older than most of her opponents.

In a packed day of boxing finals, there were six more gold medals for England, including for Frazer Clarke in the super-heavyweight bout, while India, Australia and Wales also enjoyed victories.

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Nigeria's Blessing Oborududu reacts after beating Canada's Danielle Lappage in the women's freestyle 68kg gold medal wrestling match at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in the Carrara Sports Arena on the Gold Coast on April 13, 2018.

The five-time Asian champion has claimed three gold medals in the last five months, starting with the Asian Championships in Vietnam. The heartbreak of missing the gold left her in tears during the medal ceremony. "I could not get what I expected of myself", she told PTI, wiping away her tears.

"I still think about Olympics gold but other than that I have got everything".

However, Prior grinned her way through the game and blinked back the tears on the podium, the enormity of the moment finally sinking in. "I thought it was 50-50 bout", Amit said after his loss.

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Meanwhile, Indian boxer Amit Panghal finished with the silver medal in the men's light flyweight (49-kilogram) category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Saturday.

World No 1 Kidambi Srikanth defeated England's Rajiv Ouseph 21-10, 21-17 to enter men's singles final.

India had two pair in the mixed doubles semi-final, but both failed to make it to the gold medal round at the Commonwealth Gams on Saturday.

Two Indian athletes were kicked out of the Commonwealth Games on Friday after syringes were found in their accommodation, a breach of tournament rules.

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