Women's World Boxing Championship: Nikhat Zareen Won A Historic Gold Medal

On Thursday, Nikhat Zareen won a historic Gold Medal, defeating Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas at the Women’s World Boxing Championships. It is an excellent moment for every Indian and the game in the 52kg category was in Istanbul, Turkey.

The 25-year-old boxer became only the fifth woman from India to win the title for India. Earlier, Indian boxers Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, etc had won a gold at the World Championships.

She made excellent moves in the game and scored 30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27, 29-28. She is also a former junior youth world champion.

The India medalist Zareen had dominance in all rounds, and she could impress the judges. In the second round, the Thai boxer tried to fight. But Nikhat Zareen recorded a 5-0 win unanimously.

It is India’s second gold medal at the Women’s World Boxing Championships. The first woman who could win the gold medal at the Women’s World Boxing Championships was Mary Kom in 2018.

Nikhat got a good start and she could keep dominance. Her opponent Jutamas had beaten three-time World Championships medallist Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova and was very confident in the game.

In the 2019 Thailand Open semi-final too, the Indian medalist defeated the same Thai boxer and won a silver medal.

Family of Nikhat Zareen

Nikhat was born as the third daughter of Jameel and Parveen Sultana. She comes from a middle-class family in Telangana. The gold medal is the result of her 13 years of hard work and determination.

Jameel Ahmed was working abroad and returned home. Jameel Ahmed, a former state-level football player said that her cousins are international boxers and she decided to choose the same path. Nikhat started her training at the Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh training centre in Nizamabad.

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