Brown's Commonwealth Games bronze

TAREE squash star Kasey Brown teamed with Cameron Pilley to win a bronze medal in the mixed doubles at the Commonwealth Games.

Brown and Pilley defeated New Zealand's Joelle King and Martin Knight to take the bronze. The Australians were the defending gold medallists.

Earlier Brown and Rachael Grinham were beaten in the bronze medal match by the English duo of Alison Waters and Emma Beddoes.

Meanwhile, Laurieton boxer Shelley Watts won Australia's first boxing Commonwealth Games gold medal when she defeated India's Laishram Devi in the lightweight category.

Watts realised the gravity of her achievement after the fight but admitted it still hadn't quite sunk in.

"It's pretty amazing to go down in the history books to be the first Australian lightweight representative at the Commonwealth Games," she said.

"I don't think it's really sunk in yet that this gold medal will go down in history even more. It's amazing."

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