Nikhat Zareen is world champion, wins gold at Girls's World Boxing Championships

Published:Mar 9, 202409:10
Nikhat Zareen is world champion, wins gold at Girls's World Boxing Championships

Nikhat Zareen gave a stunning efficiency to beat Thai Olympian Jutamas Jitpong 5-0 and turn into the fifth Indian girl to win a World title at Istanbul on Thursday.

The June-born Nikhat, a former World junior champion and an Asian bronze medallist, celebrated her birthday early as she screamed out of pleasure when the announcer declared her the winner after the 52kg last bout within the World ladies’s championships.

Six-time champion M.C.Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, Jenny R.L. and Lekha Okay.C. are the opposite Indian ladies who've received the crown.

India final received a World title when Mary had turn into a six-time champion in Delhi in 2018.

With this efficiency, Nikhat – who had earlier defeated World champions in different occasions – underlined her standing as a world class boxer.

READ: Nikhat Zareen: From the lanes of Telangana to turning into World Champion in 12 years

Nikhat had an thought about her opponent within the summit conflict as she had crushed the Thai with a 4-1 verdict of their earlier assembly within the 51kg semifinals of the 2019 Thailand Open.

The Indian relied on her quick mixtures to remain forward of Jutamas, who landed straight ones and ducked rather a lot within the opening spherical.

The Thai delivered extra punches within the following spherical to shut the hole a bit bit.

Nikhat attacked with extra dedication and delivered sufficient punches within the last spherical to take the bout.

Nikhat had additionally crushed Mexican Fatima Herrera, Mongolia’s Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg, England’s Charley Davison and Brazil’s Caroline de Almeida with an similar 5-0 margin on her method to the ultimate in a rustic the place she had achieved a number of successes up to now.

In her earlier look within the occasion in 54kg, Nikhat had made it to the quarterfinals in 2016 in Astana.

India completed the occasion with one gold and two bronze medals. Manisha Moun (57kg) and Parveen (63kg) received the bronze medals.

General, India has received 10 gold, eight silver and 21 bronze medals within the 12 editions of the World championships.

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