Aussie wins shock gold amid opponent's anger and tears

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Philip Muchiri, a veteran broadcast journalist, is our lead reporter at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Her brother Jamie - who won bronze at the 1990 Auckland Games - died when he was 22 in a auto crash in 1994, a year before Skye was born.

The match went down to a split points decision with neither boxer able to land a significant blow but Nicolson outpointed Northern Ireland's Michaela Walsh 3-2.

"I have no words, I'm so excited right now, over the moon", she said.

If Faoagali wins, he will bring up Samoa's third gold medal at the Games.

Three of the five judges scored the fight in favour of Nicolson to leave Walsh furious.

"I don't really know how I lost that fight".


"But she's the face of the Games and sometimes that's the way it is".

However, Walsh wasn't impressed after losing her gold medal bout.

Kom, who returned to the sport after having her third child, named Prince, in July 2013, said: "It is very hard to come back but I have not had any injuries and my will-power and mental strength is strong".

It was an emotional victory for the Australian.

But two other finals went the other way as Jason Whateley was defeated by New Zealand's David Nyika and Caitlin Parker was beaten Welsh fighter Lauren Price.

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