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Commonwealth Games 2018: Mary Kom needs one win to clinch medal

Mary Kom Is Competing In Her First And Last Commonwealth Games. She Is The Favourite To Win The Gold In A Draw Which Features Only Eight Boxers.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 03 Apr 2018, 06:51:30 PM
Gold Coast 2018: Mary Kom needs one win to clinch medal on CWG debut

New Delhi:

India’s celebrated female boxer MC Mary Kom will guarantee herself a medal by winning just one bout in the 2018 Commonwealth Games starting from Wednesday in the Gold Coast and Queensland cities of Australia.

Mary Kom is competing in her first and last Commonwealth Games. She is the favourite to win the gold in a draw which features only eight boxers.

The 35-year-old has been pitted against Scotland’s Megan Gordon in the quarterfinals of the 48kg category, which will take place on April 8.

Another boxer Vikas Krishan got a bye into the men’s pre-quarterfinals following Indian team’s good draws in the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Tuesday.

Vikas, in the category of 75kg, made it to last-16 because of a bye along with debutant Manish Kaushik (60kg).

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Vikas is having a honeymoon period in the game and coming after winning gold in the prestigious Strandja Memorial Tournament in Bulgaria.

Pinki Jangra (51kg), who won the bronze medal in Glasgow CWG has also reached in the quarterfinals and will be up against England’s Lisa Whiteside on April 11.

Delhi 2010 CWG gold-medallist Manoj Kumar (69kg) will open India’s boxing campaign on April 5 when gloves up against Nigeria’s Osita Umeh in his first bout.

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(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published : 03 Apr 2018, 06:50:48 PM