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Kom eyes Tokyo gold swansong after claiming Commonwealth crown at 35

Kom eyes Tokyo gold swansong after claiming Commonwealth crown at 35

Priyanka who essayed the role of Mary Kom in her biographical film expressed her joy and support for MC Mary Kom. "And I will continue to do so till the time my body is fit", she added.

O'Hara, 22, revealed that her husband sold his auto so that he could join her at the Commonwealth Games. This was her first-ever CWG medal, bagging it in her debut appearance.

In the evening session, Vikas, a former Asian Games gold-medallist and world bronze-medallist, pummelled Cameroon's Dieudonne Wilfried Ntsengue to claim the third gold for India. "I would say it was a weak final for me because I have been shooting 458 plus all the time, but this time it was weak in the kneeling position and I had to cover it somehow in the prone but, still again, not so good in the standing", said the shooter to PTI, unsatisfied with his effort but one which was enough to get him his first CWG gold.

The technically superior Vikas Krishan stuck to his usual tactic of taking slow control of the proceedings, trading with caution first up before letting it rip to take the opponent by surprise.

Kenya's world champion Elijah Manangoi wins the 1500m gold from compatriot Timothy Cheruiyot, a repeat of last year's result at the world titles. "My father and mother have helped me the most so this gold medal is for them", Vikas said.

What a celebration. Image Getty
What a celebration. Image Getty

However, luck was not on side of either Amit or Manish, both of whom went down in split verdicts.

Amit finished with the silver medal in the men's light flyweight (49 kg) category after losing 1:3 to England's Galai Yafai in the final.

The fact that all of the judges gave 10-9 in favour of Clarke at the end of each rounds underlines the tightly fought bout.

In the afternoon, Neeraj Chopra also registered his name at the Carrara stadium when he became the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a gold medal.


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