India’s Nikhat Zareen clinched the gold medal on the Ladies’s Phrase Boxing Championships in Istanbul, Turkey on Thursday (Might 19).
She was declared winner by unanimous choice by the 5 judges.
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That is India’s tenth gold medal in World Championships.
Zareen is the primary Indian not named MC Mary Kom to have received gold on the boxing world Championships within the final 14 years.
To not overlook, she had additionally received the Junior world championships in Turkey.
Capping off a stupendous marketing campaign that noticed her dominate all her rivals, the Telangana boxer out-punched her Thai opponent to win through unanimous verdict with judges scoring the bout 30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27, 29-28 in her favour.
With this win, Zareen, a 2019 Asian Championship bronze medallist, turned solely the fifth Indian boxer to be topped world champion.
Six-time champion Mary Kom (2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2018) Sarita Devi (2006), Jenny RL (2006) and Lekha KC (2006) are the opposite pugilists who’ve received the world title.
That is India’s first gold medal in 4 years. Mary Kom (48kg) had received the final title in 2018.
The 25-year-old Zareen produced some lovely mixture of punches to outclass Jutamas.
Jutamas had a greater begin off the 2 however Zareen quickly made up and took the higher hand. The primary spherical was fought on an excellent keel however Zareen’s blows have been extra highly effective and her punches eye catching.
The Indian took the primary spherical comfortably however Jutamas made a powerful comeback within the second.
The Thai boxer took benefit of her longer attain as she countered Zareen’s assaults from a distance, whereas touchdown punches herself to take to take the spherical through a cut up verdict.
There was little or no separating the 2 boxers however power proved to be a key issue as Zareen used her highly effective proper hand and a few produced lovely mixtures within the remaining spherical to seal the deal.
Because the winner was introduced Zareen was overcome by emotion and she or he jumped with glee and could not maintain her tears again.
That is Zareen’s second victory over Jutamas. She had received the higher of the Thai boxer on the Thailand Open again in 2019 as nicely.
The Hyderabad pugilist has been in stellar kind this 12 months. She turned the primary Indian lady boxer to say two gold medals on the prestigious Strandja Memorial in February.
Aside from Zareen’s gold, Manisha Moun (57kg) and debutant Parveen Hooda (63kg) will return dwelling with bronze medals.
A 12-member Indian contingent was despatched to take part within the competitors and whereas the medal haul has decreased by one, an Indian has been topped world champion after 4 years, Mary Kom had final received the gold within the 48kg within the 2018 version.
India’s finest efficiency within the occasion stays the one in 2006 when the nation snared eight medals, together with 4 gold, one silver and three bronze. India now have received 39 medals, together with 10 golds, eight silver and 21 bronze within the ladies’s world championships.
With PTI inputs