Commonwealth Games 2018 Boxing: 'Icon, Inspiration' - Twitter praises Mary Kom

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Kristina O'Hara is beaten on a unanimous points decision by the legendary Mary Kom in 45 to 48 kg category. Mary Kom was making good use of her left jab, and she was slowly getting aggressive. By the second round, Mary Kom seemed to be thoroughly enjoying herself in the ring against her timid rival. She used pressure from her footwork and utilised it over Christiana. This is Mary Kom's first CWG medal and boxing's first at this edition. On Saturday, India opened its box with Kom and added the 18th gold medal, while more medals are being awaited with interesting events lined up for the day.

Among other success stories, Indian shuttlers claimed berths in seven semi-finals, while the women's doubles pair of Manika Batra and Mouma Das clinched the silver medal and seasoned men's doubles pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and G. Sathiyan entered the summit clash in the table tennis competitions.

On another way, Rio Olympics Bronze Medalist Sakshi Malik won her first contest in the 62 kg freestyle wrestling event.

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India has so far claimed 16 Gold, 8 Silver and 10 Bronze, taking its total tally to 34 and continued to hold the third position with Australia topping the list followed by England in the second place. But her wish to debut in CWG is completed and the Indian woman boxer's won first gold medal at Commonwealth Games Today.

More glory came at the Shooting on Friday, with Laetisha Scanlan winning Gold in the Women's Trap final, celebrating her 28 birthday in style.

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