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CWG: Indian men's hockey team loses bronze medal playoff

14 April, 2018, 20:16 | Author: Greg Wolfe
  • The England team celebrate victory after their Netball Semifinal match between England and Jamaica on day 10 of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Coomera Indoor Sports Centre

Elated at being India's first woman boxer to claim a CWG gold, Mary Kom said scripting history makes her happy.

While men's team lost 1-2 to England, the women's team suffered a 0-6 thrashing. India will be going back with eight boxing medals from the current edition, one more than their previous best at the 2010 Delhi Games.

"That is hard to say, but I will try", said Kom, who is already older than most of her opponents.

In comparison, West African neighbours Nigeria is the highest placed West African team in 10th place having amassed 16 medals, comprising six gold, five silver and five bronze.

Just before Satish's final bout, Vikas Krishan won Gold in men's 75kg category. In the end, Mary Kom won 5-0 by a unanimous decision with the cards reading 30-27, 30-27, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27. It certainly would be a dream gold for Mary given that she lost her berth in the 2014 Commonwealth Games after losing to Pinki Rani at the National Championships. The wrestling contingent signed off from the Games with 12 medals overall - five gold, three silver and four bronze. Pooja had defeated Joseph Tiako of Cameroon 11-5 in the semi-finals.

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.

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"I am disappointed with the result". Saina will now take on the victor of PV Sindhu and Michelle Li in the final.

Later, Johnson finished second in Heat 2 of the men's 1,500m with a time of 3 minutes and 47.04 seconds.

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The fast-rising trio of Amit Panghal, Gaurav Solanki and Manish Kaushik notched up contrasting victories to enter the finals but teenager Naman Tanwar settled for a bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games boxing competition here today.

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