Nikhat Zareen wins Gold at World Women’s Boxing Championships

Nikhat Zareen

Defeats Two-Time Asian Champion

Hello people, On Sunday, March 26th, at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex in Delhi, Nikhat Zareen of India secured her second consecutive world championship title by defeating two-time Asian champion Nguyen Thi Tham. Competing in the 50 kg category, Nikhat outperformed her opponent to claim victory. With this triumph, she becomes the second Indian boxer to win multiple gold medals at the world championships, following in the footsteps of Mary Kom.

Intense Fight and Unanimous Decision

Nikhat Zareen exhibited an impressive performance in the intense fight against Nguyen Thi Tam, securing a unanimous decision victory. She dominated the ring, continuously throwing punches against a composed Thi Tam who was struggling to maintain control. Despite her opponent’s resilience, Nikhat remained relentless and ultimately emerged victorious. Zareen connected with a left jab and from there, the Indian pugilist kept throwing punches. The two boxers engaged in an intense fight in the final, but Nikhat stayed at a distance. And continued to surprise the Vietnamese boxer with a good combination of attacks and defences.

Happy with the Result

“I’m very happy with the result I got, personally it’s a great achievement for me because it’s the second time I became world champion but in a different weight class. I had a roller coaster ride against my opponent in this final and finally. When I raised my hand, I could not control my joy. The next goal for me is the Asian Games where I will aim for a similar result,” Nikhat said after the historic victory.

Impressive Performance Throughout the Tournament

Although she moved up from flyweight to lightweight for this year’s tournament, the 26-year-old Telangana-born pugilist adapted extremely well to her new weight class and performed at a very high level throughout the tournament. Nikhat Zareen showcased exceptional skills and determination throughout the tournament, defeating some of the top contenders in the competition. She beat top seed and reigning African champion Roumaysa Boualam of Algeria, two-time world bronze medalist Chuthamat Raksat of Thailand, and Rio Olympic bronze medalist Ingrit Valencia of Colombia. Her victories over these accomplished boxers are a testament to her remarkable talent and hard work. Just one day after Nitu Ghanghas and Saweety Boora became world champions at the World Women’s Boxing Championships, India won another gold medal at the event.

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