• Monday, August 15, 2022

BOXING

Indian trail-blazer Kom finally bags Commonwealth gold

Mary Kom (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

By: Sarwar Alam

Indian boxing star Mary Kom opened up on the heartache she faced returning to competition after having children as she captured her first Commonwealth Games title on Saturday at the age of 35. 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. It is Kom’s first Commonwealth medal of any colour and burnishes a heaving trophy cabinet that already includes an Olympic bronze from London 2012 and five amateur world championship titles. The trail-blazer, known in India as “Magnificent Mary”, celebrated…

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