The 26-year-old Nikhat Zareen made history by becoming the second Indian boxer, after Mary Kom, to win her second World Championship. She secured gold for the country on March 26, 2023 at the Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi in the 50kg category.
The third gold medal for India was won by Nikhat Zareen in the championship match, where she defeated Nguyen Thi Tam of Vietnam 5-0.
This is a Special Day For Nikhat Zareen
A second World Championship gold, and that too in a new weight category, makes today special. Today’s bout was my toughest so far, facing an Asian champion. To defeat her in the first major competition after changing categories, with the Asian Games as the next goal… The strategy was to use all the energy I had left, despite a tough tournament. And I threw everything at it,” said Nikhat as she addressed the media after the match.
Taking Mary Kom’s place as the 52kg division winner at the 2022 IBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in Istanbul, Zareen won her maiden gold medal. After Kom, Laishram Sarita Devi, Jenny R. L., and Lekha K. C. She became the sixth Indian lady boxer to win gold at the competition. She is the second Indian boxer after Kom to win a World Championships Gold Medal outside of her native country.
Zareen won India’s third gold medal
Zareen won India’s third gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham. By defeating Northern Ireland’s Carly McNaul 5-0 on August 7, 2022.
Together with Zareen, Lovlina Borgohain won the championship’s top match against Caitlin Parker of Australia by a score of 5-2, earning her first gold medal. On March 25, 2023, other Indian wrestlers. Such as Nitu Ghanghas (48 kg) and Saweety Boora (81 kg), captured gold in their respective weight classes.