Vikas Krishan adds to the boxers golden run at CWG 2018


The country consolidated its third position in the overall medal tally with 59 medals - 25 gold, 16 silver and 18 bronze medals. "I don't know if I deserve it but I am certainly very proud of it", Mary Kom said.

India will be going back with nine boxing medals from the current edition, two more than their previous best at the 2010 Delhi Games. "It will be hard because I will have to move up a weight, but I will try my best". Boxers Manish Kaushik and Amit Phangal bag silver too. By the second round, Mary Kom seemed to be thoroughly enjoying herself in the ring against her timid rival. She thrashed Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara in the final on Saturday. The 35-year-old won via unanimous decision stretching over three rounds after the five judges gave the verdict - 30-27, 30-27, 29-28, 30-27, 20-27 - in her favour.

Mary Kom struck her at will, her right hooks being especially telling.

In the men's competition, Solanki provided the golden touch, pulling it off 4-1 over Northern Ireland's Brendan Irvine. This was her first-ever CWG medal, bagging it in her debut appearance. "I would say it was a weak final for me because I have been shooting 458 plus all the time, but this time it was weak in the kneeling position and I had to cover it somehow in the prone but, still again, not so good in the standing", said the shooter to PTI, unsatisfied with his effort but one which was enough to get him his first CWG gold.

Indian ace, Mary Kom, had won the gold in Asian Championship in Vietnam nearly five months ago to script one of the greatest comebacks in Indian sports history.

This was Satish's first Commonwealth Games medal.

Kenya's world champion Elijah Manangoi wins the 1500m gold from compatriot Timothy Cheruiyot, a repeat of last year's result at the world titles.