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CWG 2018: Om Prakash Mitharval bags 2nd bronze, Mary Kom enters maiden final

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Published Apr 11, 2018, 8:45 am IST
Updated Apr 11, 2018, 11:17 am IST
Mitharval wins bronze in men’s 5m pistol, while Mary kom beat Sri Lanka’s Anusha Dilrukshi Koddithuwak.
Mitharval conceded the lead in the following round with a 7.2 and 7.6, going down from gold to silver and finally settling for bronze. (Photo: Twitter / IOA)
 Mitharval conceded the lead in the following round with a 7.2 and 7.6, going down from gold to silver and finally settling for bronze. (Photo: Twitter / IOA)

Gold Coast: Indian shooter Om Prakash Mitharval wins bronze in men’s 5m pistol, his second at 21st Commonwealth Games.

Mitharval conceded the lead in the following round with a 7.2 and 7.6, going down from gold to silver and finally settling for bronze.

 

Earlier Mitharwal who participated in 10m air pistol event alongside Jitu Rai, bagged the third spot after shooting a total of 214.3 points.

Indian boxing legend M C Mary Kom (48kg) advanced to the Commonwealth Games final with a comprehensive triumph over Sri Lanka’s Anusha Dilrukshi Koddithuwak here today.

"It was difficult in the sense that this girl would just not come to me. I had to be careful becauseshe was perhaps waiting for me to let my guard down," Mary Kom said after the bout.

It was a battle of veterans between the 35-year-old Indian and the 39-year-old Koddithuwak. Mary Kom, also a sitting Rajya Sabha MP in India, prevailed in a rather dull contest where clean punches were few and far.

 

Despite the height advantage Koddithuwak struggled to connect for most part. She picked up pace in the final three minutes but Mary Kom drew from her own wealth of experience to thwart her.

The Olympic bronze-medallist Indian will square off against Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara in the final. O'Hara, a carer at a nursing home in her country, defeated 19-year-old New Zealander Tasmyn Benny in the semifinals.

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