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Nikhat Zareen: The Gold Medalist Of The Women's World Boxing Championships

Prime Minister And President of India congratulated Nikhat Zareen for winning the gold medal at a boxing tournament. 
  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial
Published -20 May 2022, 10:29 ISTUpdated -20 May 2022, 10:40 IST
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Gold Medal: Nikhat Zareen has won the gold medal in the World Boxing Championships. Born in June 1996, she is an Indian amateur boxer who has won several medals for the country. 

Hailing from Nizamabad, Telangana, Nikhat’s father, Mohammad Jameel Ahmed, introduced her to boxing. She got into the Sports Authority of India in Vizag in 2009 to train under IV Rao, a Dronacharya awardee. 

Score At The World Boxing Championships

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Image Courtesy: Nikhat Zareen/Instagram

While fighting Jitpong Jutamas, Nikhat showed brilliant moves. The final score count was - 30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27, 29-28. It was enough for judges to declare our brave Nikhat the champion of the tournament. 

In the first round, Nikhat had already impressed our judges with her high number of punches against Thailand’s finalist. However, the second was tight as it ended with a score of 3-2. In the final round, the Indian amateur boxer gave no time to her opponent and finished the game with 5-0 as a final count.

Award Won By Nikhat Zareen

  • In 2010, Nikhat was declared the ‘golden best boxer’ at the Erode Nationals.
  • She won the gold in the flyweight division in the AIBA Women’s Junior And Youth World Boxing Championship, held in Turkey in 2011.
  • In 2014, she brought home a silver from the Youth World Boxing Championship, Bulgaria and the gold from the Nations Cup International Boxing Tournament, Serbia.
  • In 2015, Nikhat won the gold medal in the 16th Senior Women National Boxing Championship, Assam.
  • In 2019, she brought the silver in Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament that happened in Bangkok.
  • On May 19, Zareen defeated Jitpong Jutamas, Thailand’s finalist in the 52kg category at the Women’s World Championships. After winning the gold for India, she joined the league of legendary women boxers - Mary Kom, Jenny R. L., Laishram Sarita Devi and Lekha K. C. 

Prime Minister And President Of India Congratulated Nikhat Zareen

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Taking to his Twitter account, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote, “Our boxers have made us proud! Congratulations to @nikhat_zareen for a fantastic Gold medal win at the Women’s World Boxing Championship. I also congratulate Manisha Moun and Parveen Hooda for their Bronze medals in the same competition.”

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President Of India Ram Nath Kovind congratulated Nikhat saying, “Heartiest congratulations to Nikhat Zareen for the gold medal at Women’s World Boxing Championship. The nation is proud of her. I am confident that her success will motivate our youth, especially girls to realise their dreams. I wish she continues bringing laurels to the country.”

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