2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia have been extremely successful for the Indian contingent as it has earned the nation more than 50 medals.
India’s women’s boxing legend Mary Kom won her first CWG gold in women's 45-48 kg category. She beat Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara 5-0 via unanimous decision, as the judges scored the fight 30-27, 30-27, 29-28, 30-27, 20-27 to land the verdict in her favor.
The 35 year old pugilist added CWG gold to her collection which already has an Olympic bronze [London 2012] apart from five amateur world championship titles.
Cricket fraternity has praised the Manipuri legend for her inspirational comeback to the sport, which was also the subject of Bollywood blockbuster Mary Kom (2014), where the titular role was played by Priyanka Chopra.
The cricketers from all over the nation took to Twitter and wished her on her latest achievement.
Here are some tweets:
Unstoppable!— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 14, 2018
Mary's (Kom)monwealth games Gold ???? medal just shows her dedication and determination to succeed at all times.
Congratulations and remember you are India's ???????? pride. #GC2018@MangteC #MaryKom pic.twitter.com/nIPvh1jDpg
The legend @MangteC clinches the first gold for India in boxing at #GC2018, also becoming the first Indian female Boxer to win Gold at the #Commonwealth Games. Many congratulations! pic.twitter.com/rbC9twnmoH— R P Singh (@rpsingh) April 14, 2018
Still going strong at the 35. Debuting at CWG and winning a Gold Medal is absolutely no joke.— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) April 14, 2018
Congratulations, @MangteC on adding another Gold medal to your collection. We all are proud of you. #GC2018 pic.twitter.com/NdjiZriy3Y