Mary Kom wins gold medal in boxing at Commonwealth Games

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Three winners picked up the first gold medals for their countries in the meet - former world junior champion Neeraj Chopra of India won the javelin in 86.47 metres, Levern Spencer of St. Lucia's the women's high jump in a season-best 1.95 metres and Troy Doris of Guyana the triple jump in 16.88 metres. India was most successful in CWG 2010 (Delhi) where 101 medals were won and at Manchester 2002 (69).

Gold Coast: Mary Kom gave India a rollicking start in Day 10 of the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold Coast, Australia, by winning gold in the women's 45-48kg boxing category.

In weightlifting, six out of 10 Railways' lifters won a medal for India.

"That is hard to say, but I will try", said Kom, who is already older than most of her opponents. It was Vikas' first medal at the CWG.

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British Cycling performance director, Stephen Park, said: "We've been pleased by the performances of British riders on the Gold Coast, which have once again demonstrated the talent, determination and strength in depth that we have within British cycling". Srikanth Kidambi, the world number one, settled for Silver in the badminton singles final while Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa also went down fighting in the women's squash doubles final for Silver. The Indian pair then lost 19-21, 19-21 to Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Goh of Malaysia in the bronze medal play-off. "He is undergoing further tests as a precaution and we all wish him a speedy recovery".

Australia's Mike Shelley defied the brutal heat to retain his marathon title in two hours, 16.46 minutes. The bunch is led by Callum Hawkins of all Scotland.

Kenyan counter-parts Elijah Manangoi and Timothu Cheruiyot clinched the gold and silver respectively while Scottish Jake Wightman grabbed the bronze in the 1500 m track race final.

"Callum Hawkins is conscious after and has been shot away in an ambulance".

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Weightman's compatriot Jessica Trengrove took bronze for the second Games in a row to add yet another medal to the host nation's already impressive tally.

Helalia Johannes of Namibia won the women's marathon in two hours, 32.40 minutes, crossing the line 43 seconds ahead of Australian Lisa Weightman.

Kom had won a unanimous points decision over Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara in their light-flyweight final on Australia's Gold Coast.

New Zealand's flag bearer for the closing ceremony will be named this afternoon before the 11-day Games are brought to a close at Carrara Stadium.

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