New Delhi: Nikhat Zareen of India bagged the gold medal in the 52kg category at the Women’s World Boxing Championship in Istanbul, Turkey, on Thursday. Nikhat beat Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas in the flyweight final.
By virtue of this win, Zareen is the fifth Indian female boxer after Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, Jenny RL and Lekha KC to win the yellow metal at the Worlds. The 25-year-old Nikhat is a former world junior youth champion.
Nikhat fought with brilliance against her Thai opponent in the final to bring home the gold. The scores were 30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27, and 29-28 in favour of the Indian.