Nikhat Zareen is a world champion!
She beats Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas 5-0 to become only the fifth women’s boxer from India to achieve this feat.
- Nikhat Zareen, 25, won the world championships gold medal in Istanbul
- Nikhat has battled hard to emerge out of Mary Kom’s shadows
- Nikhat dreams to make her father proud by winning an Olympic medal
She beats Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas 5-0 to become only the fifth women’s boxer from India to achieve this feat
Nikhat Zareen on Thursday, May 19 became only the 5th woman boxer from India to win a gold medal at the World Championships. More importantly, she is only the 2nd Indian woman boxer after Mary Kom to win a world meet gold medal outside India.
Nikhat was at her dominant best in the final against Thailand’s Jutamas Jitpong 5-0. In fact, Nikhat won each of her 4 bouts by unanimous decisions, asserting her dominance in the weight class in Istanbul.
Nikhat has had a fine run in 2022. The 25-year-old became the first Indian boxer to win more than one gold medal at the Standja Boxing Memorial Tournament and carried the form to Istanbul to bag the world title.
She says, At the start, it was challenging for me and my father because people around us were saying all sorts of stuff. But my father never listened to all that. He supported me in my journey. That’s why I have always been saying that I am lucky to have such a father.