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Nikhat Zareen wins gold at World Boxing Championship; 5th Indian woman to achieve feat

By Shgun S -- May 19, 2022 9:49 pm -- Updated:May 19, 2022 9:52 pm

New Delhi, May 19: Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen on Thursday bagged the gold medal, defeating Jutamas Jitpong of Thailand 5-0 in the 52kg (flyweight) final of the Women's World Boxing Championships.

Nikhat, with her comfortable win (5-0) became the fifth Indian women boxer to be named world champion. With this feat, she joins six-time champion MC Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, Jenny RL and Lekha C in the list of world title winners.

Nikhat dominated the competition in Istanbul, winning all of her matches unanimously. This is her second victory over Jitpong, who was defeated by Nikhat at the 2019 Thailand Open.

Boxer Nikhat Zareen becomes World Champion

The 2019 Asian Championship bronze medallist, Nikhat, defeated Caroline De Almeida of Brazil in the semi-final. Previously, she had defeated England's Charley-Sian Davison 5-0 to win India's first medal at the Championships.

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Boxer Nikhat Zareen becomes World Champion

Apart from Zareen’s gold, Manisha Moun (57kg) and debutant Parveen Hooda (63kg) will bring home bronze medals.

A 12-member Indian team was dispatched to participate, and while the medal count has dropped by one, one Indian has been named world champion for the first time in four years. Mary Kom won gold in the 48kg category in the 2018 event.

Boxer Nikhat Zareen becomes World Champion

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-PTC News

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