• Thursday, August 11, 2022

BOXING

Mary Kom eyes gold after sealing first Commonwealth medal

By: Sarwar Alam

“Magnificent” Mary Kom said she was not about to settle for bronze after the Indian boxing star emphatically secured her first Commonwealth Games medal on Sunday. The 35-year-old, a household name in India and the subject of a Bollywood film in 2014, thrashed Scotland’s Megan Gordon 5-0 to surge into Wednesday’s semi-finals. Her dominant victory means she is guaranteed at least bronze on Australia’s Gold Coast, but the mother-of-three said: “This will be my first Commonwealth Games medal and I am happy to achieve that. “But gold is what I’m after.” Kom, a five-time amateur world champion who suffered heartbreak…

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