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

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Boxer Skye Nicolson regularly shocks her male sparring partners in the ring as she hones her skills to try and win gold at the Commonwealth Games on Queensland' s Gold Coast.

Northern Ireland ’ s Michaela Walsh will be looking to upgrade her silver medal from Glasgow 2014 but will be mindful of local favourite Skye Nicolson , who is Reigning champions Australia are favourites, and the Diamonds will be desperate to win Commonwealth gold on their own soil for the first time.

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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Northern Ireland ’ s Michaela Walsh will be looking to upgrade her silver medal from Glasgow 2014 but will be mindful of local favourite Skye Nicolson , who is Reigning champions Australia are favourites, and the Diamonds will be desperate to win Commonwealth gold on their own soil for the first time.

BOXING . Australian boxer Skye Nicolson is through to the semifinals of the women’s 57kg division at the Commonwealth Games , after a fighting victory over Cameroon’s Christell Aurore Ndiang. Jason Whateley also posted a win in the 91kg quarterfinal, against Northern Ireland ’ s Damien Sullivan.

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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Above: Tom Walsh in winning form in the 2018 Commonwealth Games shot put final. Photo by Alan McDonald / Macspeedfoto. Tom Walsh ticked off another goal in his quest to hold every global shot put title, taking the 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medal on the Gold Coast.

Northern Ireland boxers Kurt Walker and Aidan Walsh have set their sights on winning Commonwealth Games gold after securing at least a bronze by making the semi-finals.

"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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Northern Ireland shooter David Calvert competes in a record-extending 11th Commonwealth Games , seeking a fifth gold medal, while Michaela Walsh is one of several medal hopes in boxing .

Queensland boxer Sky Nicolson headlines Australia’ s boxing contingent competing on day six of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games . Narang is hoping his history of winning gold in Australia – four gold medals at Melbourne 2006 – will repeat on the Gold Coast.

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.

Melissa Tapper© AAP Image/Sport the Library, Greg Smith Melissa Tapper Landmark gold in table tennis

Australia's Melissa Tapper has won gold in the TT6-10 singles table tennis, the nation's first gold in the sport since it was introduced to the Commonwealth Games.

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

Tapper made history as Ausrralia's first athlete to compete in both the Rio Paralympics and Olympics.

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