India’s Nikhat Zareen won gold at the Women’s World Boxing Championships. In the 52kg final, he defeated Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas.
In the Women’s World Boxing Championships, India’s Nikhat Zareen wins Gold.
On Thursday, Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen won gold in the 52kg class of the Women’s World Boxing Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, defeating Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas in the fly-weight final. Nikhat joins Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, Jenny RL, and Lekha KC as the sixth Indian woman to win a gold medal at the World Championships. Zareen is a 25-year-old former junior world champion. Nikhat defeated her Thai opponent in the final and took home the gold medal. Also the judges scored the fight in India’s favor 30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27, and 30-27.
Fifth Indian Woman to Win a Gold Medal
After six-time champion Mary Kom (2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2018), Sarita Devi is the next woman to compete (2006). Jenny RL (2006) and Lekha KC (2006), both from Nizamabad (Telangana), became only the fifth Indian women to win gold at the World Boxing Championships (2006).
Since it was India’s first gold medal since boxing legend Mary Kom won it in 2018.
Also Bronze medals in the semi-finals for Manisha (57kg) and Parveen (63kg). The Indian team won three medals at the world’s largest boxing competition. It was also the 20th anniversary of the Women’s World Championships. Which featured exciting competition in the presence of a record 310 boxers from 73 countries.
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This year’s competition saw eight Indian boxers reach the quarter-finals, tying Turkey for the most.
Also with three more medals in Istanbul, India’s total medal count in the 12 editions of the famous tournament has increased to 39, with 10 gold, eight silver, and 21 bronze, putting it third after Russia (60) and China (21). (50).