India's gold count rises in Commonwealth Games

Australia's oldest Commonwealth Games athlete wins last-gasp lawn bowls gold

Australia's oldest Commonwealth Games athlete wins last-gasp lawn bowls gold

She won her first medal in the Commonwealth Games for the first time by defeating Christina O Hara of England in the 45-48 kilogram weight category.

Mary Kom became a member of the Rajya Sabha in 2016. She landed punches nearly at will and with tremendous speed, one of which even shook the Irish pugilist's skull to the core.

In the second round, Mary Kom continued her own style.

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Mary Kom struck her at will, her right hooks being especially telling.

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The Aussie tally now sits at 65 Gold, 49 Silver and 54 Bronze, with the old enemy trailing behind with 31 Gold, 34 Silver and 34 Bronze.

Mary's first major medal was a silver at the 2001 World Championship, the first time the tournament was held for women boxers. 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.

Seems like no stopping India in the ongoing commonwelath games.

In the final shoot-off between the two for a place in the final round, Galea beat the Indian competitor 4-3. The doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy won the bronze medal match against Australian pair 21-19, 21-19.

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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