Australian boxer Taylah Robertson becomes the first medallist of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games without even stepping into the ring after she got a bye straight into the 51kg category women’s semifinals. It can be termed as a lucky medal for the 19-year old youngster, due to the small size of her draw. Robertson said she wouldn’t stop just at a bronze in what is her debut appearance at the Games. India on the other hand have not fielded any boxer in the 51kg category for women boxers.
“I want the gold medal and I am not going into the ring here to win bronze. It’s nice to have a medal but I want gold – and with all the training I’ve done, I want to earn it. I am not worried about who I meet in the semifinal, I am ready,” Robertson said.
Robertson’s semifinal is scheduled for April 13, while the boxing competition will get underway at the Oxenford Studios tomorrow (5th April).
India on the other hand will just have 2010 CWG gold-medallist Manoj Kumar (69kg) in action tomorrow.