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Nikhat Zareen Becomes 5th Indian Woman To Bag Gold At Women’s World Boxing Championships

Zareen was in excellent condition as she utilized her specialized astuteness and covered to court well to outmaneuver her deft footed rival.

India’s Nikhat Zareen won the gold decoration in the 52kg class at the Women’s World Boxing Championship with a success over Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas in the fly-weight last in Istanbul, Turkey on Thursday. Nikhat in this manner turns out to be just the fifth Indian ladies’ fighter after Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, Jenny RL and Lekha KC to win a gold at the World Championships. The 25-year-old Zareen is a previous junior youth title holder. Against her Thai adversary in the last, Nikhat battled with splendor and brought back the gold decoration. The appointed authorities scored the session 30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27, 29-28 in the Indian’s approval.

Zareen was in excellent condition as she utilized her specialized astuteness and covered to court well to outmaneuver her deft footed rival. Nikhat figured out how to dazzle every one of the adjudicators in the main round as she arrived definitely a bigger number of punches than the Thai fighter. The subsequent round was more tight and Jitpong secured it 3-2. Expecting to get only one adjudicator on her side in the last round, Nikhat bet everything and pummeled the entryway on her rival to keep a 5-0 consistent choice in support of herself in the long run.

The Nizamabad (Telangana)- conceived fighter turned into the main fifth Indian lady to get gold decoration at the World Boxing Championships after record six-time champion Mary Kom (2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2018), Sarita Devi (2006), Jenny RL (2006) and Lekha KC (2006).

It was likewise India’s most memorable gold decoration since boxing extraordinary Mary Kom won it in 2018.

Nikhat got off to an exuberant beginning and hit a few sharp punches to rapidly take the high ground in the initial three minutes against certain Jutamas, who came into the match overcoming the three-time World Championships medallist Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova.

The 25-year-old Indian made the most of her long reach and kept up with her strength against the Thai fighter, whom she had beaten in the 2019 Thailand Open semi-last — the main gathering between the two, enroute her silver award finish.

SourcePTI
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