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Mary Kom claims gold on CWG debut

Press Trust of India  |  Gold Coast 

The legend of M C (48kg) grew larger as she added gold to her packed medal cabinet, thrashing Northern Ireland's Kristina in the final here today.

The 35-year-old five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist was competing in her debut Commonwealh Games, also perhaps her last, and made it a memorable one with yet another dominating performance to claim an unanimous verdict of 5-0.

The 22-year-old O'Hara, who works as a carer at a nursing home when she is not trading punches in the ring, lacked the finesse to counter the experienced Indian and failed to take advantage of her longer reach.

struck her at will, her right hooks being especially telling. By the second round, seemed to be thoroughly enjoying herself in the ring against her timid rival.

Mary Kom had claimed the Asian Championships gold five months ago, before ensnaring the top honours at in January. She had won a silver medal at the Strandja in before coming here.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 07:55 IST