Stridsman is the second Australian woman to win Commonwealth boxing gold with Shelley Watts taking out the 60kg class at the 2014 Glasgow Games.
Sweden-born Stridsman tore an anterior cruciate ligament last September, very almost torpedoing her hopes.
However, hoping to keep her Commonwealth dreams alive, Stridsman continued to train, even though she could barely walk.
The Sydneysider remarkably carried the injury through all three of her bouts at November's selection trials before having surgery to replace the damaged ligament with an Achilles tendon taken from a corpse.
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The classy 20-year-old's speed and ring smarts again proved decisive, allowing him to dictate the fight and hold off the fast-finishing Kaushik.
"This whole experience has been so special and the last two fights have been extra special", Stridsman said after the fight.
"I went out and got a nutritionist, a sports psych, worked super closely with my coach and started building this integrated network around me".
Stridsman admitted she had expressed doubts whether she could return in time for the Games, but said she never gave up hope of representing her country on home soil. "There were big changes at CA and at first it was a bit of a slap in the face but when I stopped and listened there was a lot to learn and a lot that I could change to make myself better", she said. "I promise tracking these people down and they will be deported as quickly as possible". "Every time I had thoughts about giving up, I just kept fighting".
Anish scored 30 points in the finals to finish two points ahead of Australia's Sergei Evglevski. "I'm going to get all the girls' names engraved on the medal", Hosking said.
But she was not able to begin sparring until March, just weeks before the Games began, severely impacting her preparation.