Indian women boxers recreated history and brought home four gold medals at the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championship on March 26, India stood on the top in the gold medal tally at the championship held at Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, New Delhi. Nitu Ghanghas (48kg), Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Lovlina Borgohain (75) and Saweety Boora (81kg) won gold for the country. 324 boxers, including several Olympic medalists from 65 countries, participated in 12 weight categories.
26 years old Nikhat Zareen succeeded for the title of World Boxing Championship for the second time in a row, held at KD Jadhav Indoor Hall in New Delhi on Sunday. In the 50kg flyweight final, she overtopped her opponent Nguyen Thi Tam from Vietnam. Nikhat’s outstanding victory has added her to the list of India’s best boxers who brought the prestigious win for India, after the legendary Mary Com.
Marry Kom won 6 impressive gold medals in her career journey from 2002 to 2018. This little girl Nikhat is again making India proud in Boxing by gaining back-to-back gold for two years.
A second World Championship gold, this time in a new weight class, is a special day. My most difficult fight to date was against an Asian champion today. After the match, Nikhat stated, “The strategy was to use all the energy I had left, despite a tough tournament, and I threw everything at it.”
The Asian Games are the next target, so winning against her in the first big championships since changing categories was important.