Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

Nottingham duo Siobhan Prior and Hannah Shaw win Commonwealth Games silver

Nottingham duo Siobhan Prior and Hannah Shaw win Commonwealth Games silver

A five-time World Champion, Mary is an Olympic Bronze medalist.

Renowned boxer Mary Kom claimed gold by defeating Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara in the final at 2018 Commonwealth Games taking place at Gold Coast, Australia.

England won both the men's and women's 4×100-meter relays on the final day of track, while Botswana took the men's 4×400 and Jamaica the women's 4×400.

"Today I'm dedicating my medal to my mum, but I want to represent India at the (Tokyo) 2020 Olympics and to be there when they raise the Indian flag", the 22-year-old said looking ahead.

British riders have won 29 medals on the Gold Coast - nine gold, 12 silver and eight bronze - compared to 25 medals in Glasgow four years ago and 14 in Delhi in 2010.

Cloudy and overcast conditions with a stiff warm northerly wind has greeted the women's road race cyclists as they pedal their way around the streets of the Gold Coast on the 10th and penultimate day of competition. "I was hoping to come here and fight in the finals to get the silver or the gold, but I just wanted to get through my first match".

No team other than Australia and New Zealand had ever reached the gold medal match of a Commonwealth netball tournament, so history was assured for the victor of this clash.

Five times World champion and 2012 Olympics bronze medal victor, Mary Com has become the first Indian woman to win gold in the Commonwealth Games.

Vandana took the field with bandage on her forehead and immediately made an impact as India got three consecutive penalty corners.

"Any inclusion of basketball is great for us because the sport hasn't been at the Games in any format since 2006", she said. They prepared me well and they prepared me hard.

"I am disappointed with the result".

Boxer Gaurav Solanki won gold in men's 52kg category on Saturday.

India had beaten England 2-1 in Pool matches but were unable to produce the same magic in the bronze medal encounter.

Australia await in the final following their victory over the Silver Ferns of New Zealand - a trans-Tasman rivalry that was played out twice in Saturday's hockey finals.

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