Mary Kom to be India's flagbearer at CWG Closing Ceremony

Mary Kom to be India's flagbearer at CWG Closing Ceremony

They needed just 42 minutes to demolish the challenge of the Sri Lankans and get in the reckoning for India's first-ever men's doubles medal in badminton at the Games.

India's men's hockey team lost 1-2 to England in the bronze medal playoff at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.

Mother-of-three Kom, the subject of a Bollywood film in 2014, won a unanimous points decision over Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara in their light-flyweight final on Australia's Gold Coast.

"This medal and each one of my medals is special to me because I have worked equally hard for them. This time I won, full stop", she told BBC Sport. In qualification, the 37-year-old scored a total of 1180 (58x) to break Olympic medallist Gagan Narang's qualification record of 1166.

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The Indian team won four medals at day 10 of CWG 2018 from the boxing ring and makes the nation proud with medal glory. So were Gaurav Solanki and Vikas Krishan as Indian boxing celebrated its finest hour in a long, long time, winning three golds out of the six finals in which its pugilists featured at the Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.

Meanwhile, India's Manish Kaushik had to be content with silver in the men's lightweight (60kg) division.

"My husband and parents are very supportive, but if I wasn't strong that would not be possible".

"We were on such as high after that Canada match but we knew Australia were a world-class team and they'd have the crowd behind them too". "We have asked the Commonwealth Games Association of India to ensure both athletes depart Australia on the first flight available", she added.

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Jamaica won the gold medal with a time of 3:24:00 seconds. "I haven't left out anything", she signed off.

"I still think about Olympics gold but other than that I have got everything. It was disturbing. I think it was intentional", he said after his defeat.

In badminton, shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will fight for gold in the women's singles event.

"We need to improve on many things, such as taking every chance, because every match we had chances in the first two minutes, but we always missed".

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