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CWG : Boxer Mary Kom, Solanki, Shooter Sanjeev win Gold; Neeraj wins Javelin Gold

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Star Indian boxer M.C. Mary Kom won gold in the women’s 48 kilogram category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Saturday.

Mary defeated Kristina O’Hara of Northern Ireland by a unanimous 5:0 verdict to take the title.

Meantime, Indian boxer Gaurav Solanki won the gold medal in the men’s flyweight (52 kilogram) category at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.

Solanki won a tough, fast paced, tactical battle by a split 4:1 verdict against the impressive Brendan Irvine of Northern Ireland in the final.

Likewise, India’s Sanjeev Rajput clinched the gold medal in men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Saturday.

Sanjeev shot a total of 454.5 to create a Commonwealth Games record.

Grzegorz Sych of Canada finished second with 448.4 and Dean Bale of England bagged the bronze medal with 441.2 points.

Chain Singh, the other Indian in the fray, finished fifth in the standings with 419.1.

India’s Neeraj Chopra won the men’s Javelin title at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Saturday.

Neeraj registered his season’s best performance of 86.47 metres in the final.

Hamish Peacock took the silver medal for Australia with 82.59m while Grenada’s Anderson Peters hurled the javelin a distance of 82.20m for the bronze. (IANS)

 

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