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Sports News
Mary Kom assured of medal, Vikas enters quarters at CWG
 
(Gold Coast, Apr 08, 2018):Five-time world champion M.C. Mary Kom (48kg) assured herself of a medal on debut at the Commonwealth Games by advancing to. the semifinals, while Vikas Krishan (75kg) entered the men’s quarterfinals in Gold Coast on Sunday.

The 35-year-old Mary Kom quite literally sailed past Scotland’s Megan Gordon to make the last-four stage with a 5-0 win. Her victory assured the Indian boxing contingent of its first CWG medal.

Also advancing, but to the quarterfinal stage, was world championships bronze-medallist Vikas Krishan.

Vikas also claimed a unanimous 5-0 verdict over Australia’s Campbell Somerville but his endurance was once again put to test in the final three minutes of the bout as the local favourite turned on the intensity .

Mary Kom, a sitting Rajya Sabha MP, will face Sri Lanka’s Anusha Dilrukshi in the semifinal on April 11.

“This will be my first Commonwealth Games medal and I am happy to achieve that but gold is what I’m after,” Mary Kom said after her win.

“I am fighting for 16 years. I know Megan and she will do well. I gave her advice to keep trying. Young people need exposure and preparation,” she added.

The Indian veteran is the favourite to win the gold, which would be her third in the last five months.

She had won gold medals at the Asian Championships and the India Open before settling for a silver at the Strandja Memorial tournament in Bulgaria.

Vikas is also a top contender in his weight category and has come into the tournament on the back of a gold medal in Bulgaria.


KKR breach Rajasthan fortress at Jaipur, beat RR by 7 wickets
Virat Kohli downbeat despite smashing IPL run record
Mumbai outplay Bangalore in IPL tie
Kolkata Police summons cricketer Mohammed Shami in domestic abuse case
10-man Bengaluru FC thrash Mohun Bagan to set up Super Cup final with East Bengal
Manchester City crowned Premier League champions as?Manchester United drop points
IPL-2018: KKR canter to 71-run win over Delhi
CWG 2018 Wrestling: Bajrang bags gold, Pooja settles for silver
RCB defeats Kings XI Punjab by 4 wickets
CWG 2018: Gold for Sushil Kumar, Rahul Aware and silver for Babita Kumari as wrestlers dominate
India's women's hockey team loses to Australia in semis
Mithali Raj's record fifty scripts India women's ODI series win over England
IPL 2018: CSK Home Games Shifted to Pune Due to Cauvery Water Dispute
Chennai Super Kings start their home run with a bang
Heena Sidhu adds third gold to India's shooting kitty in CWG
IPL 2018: Shikhar Dhawan's unbeaten 77 helps Sunrisers Hyderabad crush Rajasthan Royals by 9 wickets
India women's team lose to England by eight wickets
Mehuli wins silver in 10m air rifle, bronze for Chandela
Solanki, Kaushik in boxing quarters of CWG
Commonwealth Games 2018: Jitu Rai wins gold, Om Mitharval bags bronze in shooting
KERALA NEWS
Hate speech on Kathua rape victim: Case against Kotak Mahindra Bank employee Vishnu Nandakumar
 (Kochi, Apr 14, 2018): Kerala Police on Saturday said they have registered a case against a p  
Gang attacks BJP leader in Thiruvananthapuram
Govt doctors on indefinite stir in Kerala
Radio Jockey's murder: Ali Bhai confesses to the crime
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Nawaz Sharif, daughter leave for London
 (Islamabad, Apr 18, 2018):Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam
Former US first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92
India, Sweden to enhance cooperation in defence, cyber security
Castro set to step aside as Cuban president, his reforms incomplete
NATIONAL NEWS
Manmohan Singh on Kathua, Unnao rape cases: ‘PM Narendra Modi should follow own advice to me, speak more often’
 (New Delhi, Apr 18, 2018):Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his long silence ov
Kathua rape ‘barbaric’, says President Kovind
BJP ministers in J&K government asked to resign, to be replaced with new faces
Pakistan violates ceasefire in J-K's Rajouri
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