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Mary Kom to be India's flagbearer at Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

Indian boxing legend M C Mary Kom, who claimed a gold medal on debut at the Commonwealth Games, will be India's flagbearer at the event's closing ceremony in Gold Coast on Sunday.

Reported by: PTI, Gold Coast (Australia) [ Published on: April 14, 2018 17:45 IST ]
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MC Mery Kom celebrates winning Gold  against Kristina O'Hara during the Womens's 48kg on day 10 of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games 

Indian boxing legend M C Mary Kom, who claimed a gold medal on debut at the Commonwealth Games, will be India's flagbearer at the event's closing ceremony in Gold Coast on Sunday. The 35-year-old five-time world champion, who is also an Olympic bronze-medallist, claimed her maiden CWG gold after beating Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara in the light flyweight (48kg) final on Saturday.

"This is the first time I will be India's flag-bearer in an event like this. I don't know if I deserve it but I am certainly very proud of it," Mary Kom told PTI.

The five-time Asian champion has claimed three gold medals in the last five months, starting with the Asian Championships in Vietnam.

The boxer also cleared the air on the wrong spelling of her name being used by the organisers. Her name has ben spelt Mery instead of Mary.

"Actually it is Mary but because my passport has the spelling Mery, the organisers have gone with that spelling. I will be getting it corrected once I am done with the Games and back in India," she said.

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