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Nikhat Zareen wins ‘Gold’ in World Boxing Championship, defeats Jitpong of Thailand

Nikhat Zareen wins ‘Gold’ in World Boxing Championship, defeats Jitpong of Thailand


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Updated: Thursday, May 19, 2022, 21:43 [IST]

New Delhi. Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen has won the gold medal by defeating Thailand’s Jutamas Jitpong in the 52kg final of the Women’s World Boxing Championships. Nikhat defeated Jitpong 5-0. With this, Nikhat became the fifth Indian woman boxer to win a world title along with six-time champion MC Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, Jenny RL and Lekh C.

Nikhat Zareen and Jitpong hit each other in the first round itself. The second round also remained the same. Both the boxers became very aggressive in the final round. But Nikhat Zareen kept his lead till the end. The five judges fought 10-9 in Nikhat’s favor in the first two rounds, keeping her lead in the final round as well. Nikhat was declared the winner by the judges with a unanimous verdict in all three rounds, leaving the women boxers in ecstasy.

2019 Asian Championship bronze medalist Nikhat defeated Brazil’s Caroline de Almeida in the semi-finals. Earlier, she defeated England’s Charlie-Sean Davison 5-0 to confirm India’s first medal in the championship. Apart from Nikhat Zareen’s gold, Manisha Maun (57kg) and debutant Parveen Hooda (63kg) won bronze medals.

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A 12-member Indian contingent was sent to participate in the Women’s World Boxing Championship tournament. After four years, India has got the crown of world champion. Mary Kom last won the gold medal in the 2018 edition in 48kg.



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