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Five-time world champion MC Mary Kom (48kg) assured herself a medal on debut at the Commonwealth Games by advancing to the semifinals, while Vikas Krishan (75kg) entered the men’s quarterfinals on Sunday.
35-year-old Mary Kom sailed past Scotland’s Megan Gordon to make the last-four stage with a 5-0 win.
Her victory assured the Indian boxing contingent of its first CWG medal.
Mary Kom, a sitting Rajya Sabha MP, will face Sri Lanka’s Anusha Dilrukshi in the semifinal on April 11.
“This will be my first Commonwealth Games medal and I am happy to achieve that but gold is what I’m after,” Mary Kom said after her win.
“I am fighting for 16 years. I know Megan and she will do well. I gave her advice to keep trying. Young people need exposure and preparation,” she added, reports TNIE.
She is the favourite to win the gold, which would be her third in the last five months.
She had earlier won gold medals at the Asian Championships and the India Open before settling for a silver at the Strandja Memorial tournament in Bulgaria.