Sport Commonwealth Games: Nicolson battles past Ireland's Walsh to win boxing gold

13:31  14 april  2018
13:31  14 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Nicolson clinches a fairytale gold medal in the women's 57kg boxing division, winning by split decision against Northern Ireland ' s Michaela Walsh .

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Sky Nicolson© AAP Image/Dan Peled Sky Nicolson Australia's Skye Nicolson has clinched a fairytale gold medal in the women's 57kg boxing division, winning by split decision against Northern Ireland's Michaela Walsh.

Nicolson came out defensively throughout the round, with Walsh visibly in tears after the fight after the referees awarded the fight the Australian's way.

But for Nicolson, who comes from a family rich with boxing heritage, it was a moment of destiny as she won gold in memory of her two late brothers, who died before she was born.

"All the lows in my boxing career until now was all for this moment. I can't even explain how I'm feeling right now," Nicolson said.

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Anja Stridsman triumphed in the women's 60-kilogram boxing division, defeating England's Paige Murney in a unanimous points decision to clinch another gold medal for Australia.

Stridsman said that while the Englishwoman was "a little bit more of a boxer" than her earlier opponents, she felt in control of the bout from the early exchanges.

"I knew she was going to try to finish with a left hook and compete a little bit with my lead hand, which the other girls didn't do as much.

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Anja Stridsman triumphed in the women' s 60-kilogram boxing division, defeating England' s Paige Murney in a unanimous points decision to clinch another gold medal for Australia. Stridsman said that while the Englishwoman was “a little bit more of a.

"But I came in and did what I wanted to do and that's what won me this fight.

"I did feel in control. You get a bit tired towards the end and the punches start slipping through but I think from the first round I established my power with her."

In the men's 60kg division, there was joy for Australia's Harry Garside, who beat India's Manish Kaushik on points to claim gold.

Garside said the victory took him closer to his dream of boxing at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

"I had to perform today, it was a top opponent. All five of my opponents have been next level so I've had to pull something out of my bottom," he said after the fight.

"If the crowd wasn't here I don't think I would have found that extra leg to get over the line.

"I'm one step closer to 2020. I just have to try not to get hit too much and have a long career."

Chloe Hosking of Australia (centre) celebrates winning the women's cycling road race.© AAP Image/Dan Peled Chloe Hosking of Australia (centre) celebrates winning the women's cycling road race. Road cycling gold

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Georgia Williams from New Zealand was second and Danielle Rowe from Wales was third.

Hosking was brilliantly supported by her teammates, who led the peloton for most of the race and set up the victory in the final sprint.

Hosking's victory came after she recovered from a high-speed crash in the Tour of Flanders in Belgium last week.

After the race, Hosking paid tribute to her teammates.

"I wish all six girls could have it [gold medallist] on their CV," she said on Channel Seven.

Von Hoff from Australia won the men's road race, just seven weeks after breaking his neck.

Von Hoff won in a sprint finish from Jonathon Mould from Wales and Clint Hendricks from South Africa.

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She beat Faith Obazuaye from Nigeria, while fellow Australian Andrea McDonnell won bronze.

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