Commonwealth Games: It's a CWG medal for Mary at last

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"A special thanks to BFI president Ajay Singh and it is his relentless support that I have been able to achieve this", she said. Who are these people to stop me?

At the event, Mary Kom was asked if, going forward, age will become a factor for her.

She beat Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara 5-0 via unanimous decision to claim the yellow metal.

The mother-of-three won a record fifth Asian women's championship title in November past year - defying critics who suggested Kom was approaching retirement age.

She impressed in victories over Lynsey Holdaway from Wales and New Zealand's Tamsyn Berry, and matched Mary Kom punch for punch in Saturday's light-fly final before being edged out on the judges' cards.

India ended its winning haul at the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018 at the third spot with 26 Gold, 20 Silver, and 20 Bronze medals, an overall count of 66 medals. This did not go down too well with Mary, she still managed to sportingly give a hilarious reply to him and handled the question really well.

It is Kom's first Commonwealth medal of any colour and burnishes a heaving trophy cabinet that already includes an Olympic bronze from London 2012 and five amateur World Championship titles.

It is true that Mary Kom has had to take a break in boxing when she got married and gave birth to three children.

India boxer MC Mary Kom added yet another chapter to storied career by winning gold in women's 45-48 kg category at the ongoing Commonwealth Games, 2018 in Gold Coast yesterday. The fact that she is the only Indian boxer to have had a film made on her shows the magnitude of fan following she has. Today was just a wee bit of a slower pace for me so it was out of my comfort zone, but I thought I had done enough to win.

Kom was devastated to miss out on a wildcard entry for the Rio 2016 Olympics and said she was aiming for Olympic gold in Tokyo 2020.

Even in the photo above, you can see her pose with her medal with a child-like innocence.

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