Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen wins gold medal at Women's World Championship

Nikhat Zareen became only the fifth Indian women's boxer after Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, Jenny RL and Lekha KC to win a gold at the World Championships

Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen wins gold medal at Women's World Championship
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India's Nikhat Zareen won the gold medal in the 52kg category at the Women's World Championship with a win over Thailand's Jitpong Jutamas in the fly-weight final in Istanbul, Turkey on Thursday.

She thus became only the fifth Indian women's boxer after Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, Jenny RL and Lekha KC to win a gold at the World Championships.

Zareen (25) is a former junior youth world champion.

The judges scored the bout 30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27, 29-28 in the Indian's favour.

This was India's first gold medal in boxing since Mary Kom won it in 2018.

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