It is Kom's first Commonwealth medal of any colour and burnishes a heaving trophy cabinet that already includes an Olympic bronze from London 2012 and five amateur world championship titles.
Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is now shooting for her American TV show, Quantico, in Ireland, took to social media to congratulate boxer Mary Kom on winning gold in her maiden Commonwealth Games appearance.
Botswana triumphed in a thrilling men's 4x400-metre relay, while Jamaica were the victors in the women's event.
Australia and England will play in the netball gold medal final on Sunday - the first time a Commonwealth Games final in the sport hasn't featured Australia against New Zealand.
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This is her first Commonwealth Games medal and India 18th gold at the ongoing Games.
This is the first time Mary Kom participated in CWG and the fierce boxer proved her mettle once again. The Aussie athlete would never relinquish his lead in the gold medal effort. "We needed to do the same again but we just gave them the game", Rani said. "This is such a special group of players and sharing it with them is unbelievable".
England boxer Galal Yafai won the gold medal in the men's 46-49kg bout, with India's Amit Panghal taking silver. "The team is also disappointed that for all the effort we put, we didn't get the result". India will be going back with eight boxing medals from the current edition, one more than their previous best at the 2010 Delhi Games.
"I still think about Olympics gold but other than that I have got everything".
Boxing: Two Indian boxers Manish Kaushik in the 60 kg and Gautam Solanki in the 52 kg category reached the finals today.
England's women defeated India 6-0 to claim the bronze medal in hockey. Lake missed at 1.95 m and had two tries at 1.97 but missed both.