New Zealand’s David Nyika made it consecutive Commonwealth Games gold medals, while India’s MC Mery Kom captured her first Games gold Today.
Nyika, a Glasgow 2014 gold medallist in 81kg, stepped up in weight for GC2018 and defeated Australia’s Jason Whateley 5-0, taking gold with a superb display in a bruising 91kg final.
Five-time world champion Kom led a busy day for India, with gold in the 45-48kg division, while countryman Gaurav Solanki was victorious in the 52kg division.
“Even my sports minister came to cheer me on,” said Kom. “My country will be very proud.”
India now stands in the 3rd position with a total of 55 medals till 14th April. India wins 24 Gold,
14 Silver, and 17 Bronz.