Boxer Nikhat Zareen clinches gold in Women’s World Championship
Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen won the gold medal in the 52kg category at the Women’s World Championship in the final held in Istanbul, Turkey on Thursday.
25-year-old Zareen defeated Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas in the bout 30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27, 29-28.
Zareen becomes the fifth Indian women boxer after Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, Jenny RL, and Lekha KC to win a gold at the World Championships.
While Mary Kom is a six-time World champion (2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2018), Sarita Devi won in 2006, Jenny RL in 2006, and Lekha KC in 2006.