Nikhat Zareen

Nikhat Zareen Wins Gold in World Boxing Championship

Nikhat Zareen of India won the gold medal in the Women’s World Boxing Championships. Defeating Jitpong Jutamas of Thailand in the 52kg final.

Nikhat Zareen of India wins gold in the Women’s World Boxing Championships.

Boxer Nikhat Zareen of India won the gold medal in the 52kg division at the Women’s World Boxing Championships in Istanbul, Turkey on Thursday, defeating Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas in the fly-weight final. Nikhat therefore becomes the sixth Indian woman to win a gold medal at the World Championships, following Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, Jenny RL, and Lekha KC. Zareen, who is 25, is a former junior young world champion. Nikhat battled brilliantly in the final against her Thai opponent and won the gold medal. The judges scored the fight 30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27, and 30-27, respectively in India’s Favour

Fifth Indian Woman to Win a Gold Medal

After record six-time champion Mary Kom (2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2018), Sarita Devi (2006). Jenny RL (2006), and Lekha KC (2006), the Nizamabad (Telangana) boxer became the only fifth Indian woman to win gold in the World Boxing Championships (2006).

It was also India’s first gold medal since Mary Kom, the boxing legend, won it in 2018.

Also bronze medals for Manisha (57kg) and Parveen (63kg) in the semi-finals. The Indian contingent finished with three medals at the world’s biggest boxing event. Which featured exciting competition in the presence of a record 310 boxers from 73 countries and also marked the 20th anniversary of the Women’s World Championships.

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In this year’s event, eight Indian boxers made it to the quarter-finals, which is tied with Turkey for the most.

With the addition of three medals in Istanbul, India’s total medal count in the 12 editions of the prestigious tournament has risen to 39, including 10 gold, eight silver, and 21 bronze, making it the third highest after Russia (60) and China  (50).

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