Boxers shine, gymnasts fail to impress

While the Indian boxers had a relatively successful day four of the Commonwealth Games, the gymnasts and swimmers failed to impress.

Mary Kom was assured a medal in the 48kg category as she reached the semifinals on Sunday. (File Photo)   -  Twitter

India’s M. C. Mary Kom was on Sunday assured of a medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games when she made her way into the semifinals of the 48kg category in women’s boxing at the Oxenford studio here.

The five-time world champion, hungry for her first Games medal, had Scotland’s Megan Gordon scurrying for cover with an all-out attack, en route to a 5-0 win.

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Meanwhile, Vikas Krishan (75kg) entered the men’s quarterfinals with a decisive points win over Australian Campbell Somerville. However, India's luck ran out in the women’s 69kg when Lovina Borgohain lost to England’s Sandy Ryan on a split decision.

In gymnastics, both Indians failed to impress. Pranati Nayak, featuring in the women’s vault final, finished last with a score of 11.983. Nayak was penalised 0.100 for landing outside the line on her first attempt. The penalty perhaps played on her mind, as she later failed to make a safe landing on her second try.

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In men’s rings, Rajesh Patra was hardly in contention before finishing eighth with a score of 12.933.

The cyclists and swimmers too were outclassed by their rivals.

Medals tally – Top six

Australia: 31-25-28-84
England: 19-19-9-47
Canada: 7-15-10-32
India: 7-2-3-12
Scotland: 6-7-10-23
New Zealand: 4-7-6-17


Results from day four:

Shot Put: Tejinder Singh 19.10m. Qualified for finals
Men’s 400m: Muhammed Anas Yahya (45.96s). Qualified for semi-finals
Men’s 20 km walk: Manish Singh 4th; KT Irfan 13th place.
Women’s 20km walk: Khusbir Kaur 4th

Mixed Team Event (Semi-finals): India beat Singapore 3-1. To meet Malaysia in final

Men: Scotland beat India 96-81
Women: New Zealand beat India 90-55

Women (48 kg quarter-final): MC Mary Kom beat Megan Gordon 5-0. (Assured bronze)
Men (75 kg Pre-quarter-final): Vikas Krishan beat Campbell Somerville (Australia) 5-0

Women’s Vault: Pranati Nayak (8th)
Men’s Ring: Rakesh Patra (8th)

Women: India beat England 2-1
Men: India beat Wales 4-3

Women’s 10m air pistol event: Manu Bhaker (Gold), Heena Sidhu (Silver)
Men’s 10m Air Rifle: Ravi Kumar (Bronze), Deepak Kumar (6th)
Women’s Skeet Event: Saniya Sheikh (4th), Mahshwari Chauhan (failed to qualify for final)

Men’s 100m butterfly semi-finals: Sajan Prakash (5th)

Women’s Team Event Final: India beat Singapore 3-1 (Gold Medal)

Women’s 69 kg: Punam Yadav (Gold)
Men’s 94 kg: Vikas Thakur (bronze)