CWG 2018, Day 10: Boxer Mary Kom and wrestler Sumit Malik has added more Gold to India’s tally at the 21st CWG 2018. By doing so, legendary boxer Mary Kom (48kg) creates history as she added the CWG 2018 (Commonwealth Games) gold to her career medals tally. She thrashed Northern Ireland’s Kristina O’Hara in the final in Gold Coast, Australia on Saturday.
The 35-year-old five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist was competing in her debut Commonwealth Games. She made it a memorable one with yet another dominating performance to claim a unanimous verdict of 5-0.
O’Hara, 22, was unsuccessful to counter the experienced Indian and failed to take advantage of her longer reach. Mary Kom struck her at will, her right hooks being especially noticeable.
By the second round, Mary Kom seemed to be thoroughly enjoying herself in the ring against her timid rival.
Mary Kom had claimed gold in the Asian Championships five months ago and Indian Open last January. In addition, She had won a silver medal at the Strandja Memorial Tournament in Bulgaria before coming to Australia.
Sumit Malik wins Gold:
Indian wrestler Sumit Malik claimed the gold medal in the men’s freestyle 125 kg after his opponent Nigeria’s Sinivie Boltic was ruled out of the final due to an injury at the 21st Commonwealth Games, on Saturday.
Sumit defeated Pakistan’s Tayab Raza 10-4 in a dramatic bout. It turned out to be a pulsating contest as Sumit was leading early on but Raza came back to reduce the deficit to 2-3 after attacking the Indian’s legs.
However, Sumit didn’t allow his rival to dominate as he displayed incredible athleticism, hopping around the mat to avoid stepping outside the bound after Raza once again had grabbed his leg.
The Indian counterattacked and eventually won comfortably with a big margin.
Earlier, Sumit made an incredible comeback to win this bout against Korey Jarvis of Canada. Lagging 0-2 initially, the Indian turned it around to make it 3-2 before drawing level at 3-3.
In the dying moments, Sumit flipped Jarvis to win 6-4 in the end.Among others, Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik went down to Aminat Adeniyi of Nigeria 3-6 in a nervous bout to end her golden dreams. She will try for bronze now.
Currently, India is at the third position in the medals table. India has 47 medals including 20 Gold, 13 Silver and 14 Bronze.