4/8/2018 10:00:13 AM (GMT+3)

Mary Kom leads Indian women's day out at Commonwealth Games

Mary Kom leads Indian women

GOLD COAST, Australia: Five-time world champion MC Mary Kom led Indian women's day out at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday when she beat Scotland's Megan Gordon to advance into the boxing event (45-48kg) semifinal.

A picture of poise and determination, the 35-year-old proved too strong for her opponent and sealed a semis berth with a 5-0 win.

The Olympic bronze-medallist, who will face Sri Lanka’s Anusha Dilrukshi in the semis on April 11, is assured of her maiden medal in the competition.

“Touch me not. I always enjoy my training session,” she tweeted.

The Manipuri boxer is the favourite to claim gold in her weight category, which would be her third in the last five months after winning gold at the Asian Championships and the India Open and a silver at the Strandja Memorial tournament in Bulgaria.

Elsewhere, weightlifter Punam Yadav won a gold in the women’s 69kg event.

In shooting, teenage prodigy Manu Bhaker claimed the women’s 10m air pistol title while Heena Sidhu finished second.

The women’s hockey team also had a great day when they defeated Olympic champions England 2-1 to stay in the hunt of a semifinal berth.