Gold Coast, Apr 8 (PTI) Five-time world champion M C Mary Kom (48kg) assured herself of a medal on debut at the Commonwealth Games by advancing to the semifinals here today.

The 35-year-old Olympic bronze-medallist quite literally sailed past Scotland’s Megan Gordon to make the last-four stage with a 5-0 win.

Her win 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.

The Indian veteran is the favourite to claim the gold medal in her weight category, which would be her third in the last five months.

She had won gold medals at the Asian Championships, the India Open before settling for a silver at the Strandja Memorial boxing tournament in Bulgaria.

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