Nikhat Zareen (52kg), Manisha (57kg) and Parveen (63kg) continued their stellar run on the IBA Ladies’s World Boxing Championships in Istanbul on Monday by advancing to the semifinals however 5 different Indians bowed out after struggling quarterfinal losses. Confirming their first World Championships medals with a spot within the semifinals, Nikhat out-punched England’s Charley-Sian Davison 5-0 whereas younger Parveen obtained the higher off Shoira Zulkaynarova of Tajikistan with an an identical margin.
Manisha, alternatively, dispatched Mongolia’s Namuun Monkhor in a hard-fought quarterfinal by a 4-1 cut up choice.
Nonetheless, it was the tip of the street for Nitu (48kg), seasoned campaigner Pooja Rani (81kg), Anamika (50kg), Jaismine (60kg) and Nandini (+81kg).
Persevering with her stellar run from the distinguished Strandja Memorial match the place she gained the gold earlier this 12 months, Nikhat handed India its first medal at this 12 months’s match with a powerful victory.
The 25-year-old Telangana boxer was all pumped up in her extremely bodily bout in opposition to Davison. Each boxers have been attacking one another ferociously within the first spherical.
Nonetheless, the second spherical was a a method avenue as Nikhat pounded her opponent with terrific physique pictures to tire her out whereas additionally touchdown clear and sharp punches.
With the 2 rounds within the bag, Nikhat then displayed her defensive expertise as she not felt the must be on the offensive within the remaining couple of minutes of her quarterfinal bout.
“My opponent was taller than me as we speak, so my technique was to dam her proper hand which is her energy. I’m delighted to provide India the primary medal, hope I can win the gold,” Nikhat mentioned after the bout.
The previous junior world champion will subsequent sq. off in opposition to Caroline De Almeida of Brazil, who thrashed the 2018 Commonwealth Video games silver winner Carly McNaul of Eire by unanimous choice.
In one other bout, the 24-year-old Manisha moved across the ring and used her lengthy attain to nice impact as she threw clear punches within the carefully fought final eight contest. She is going to tackle Italy’s Irma Testa subsequent.
Within the fourth Indian bout of the day, Parveen initially appeared hesitant to assault and appeared out of depth however because the seconds ticked away and coach Bhaskar Bhatt and the assist workers inspired her to go ahead and assault from the sideline, the Haryana boxer gained confidence to notch up a memorable win.
She can be up in opposition to Eire’s Amy Broadhurst within the semifinal.
Anamika and Jaismine fell in need of securing medals on their debut look on the world occasion after enduring 0-5 and 1-4 losses respectively.
Anamika misplaced to Rio Olympic bronze medallist Colombia’s Ingrit Valencia and Jaismine succumbed to Rashida Ellis of USA.
Nandini, who had acquired a primary spherical bye, was handed a 0-5 loss by Morocco’s Khadija Mardiin in her opening bout.
Nitu ended her marketing campaign with a 2-3 cut up verdict quarterfinal loss to reigning Asian champion Alua Balkibekova of Kazakhstan, whereas two-time Asian champion Pooja went down 2-3 additionally by way of a cut up verdict to Australia’s Jessica Bagley.
There was a little bit of confusion with Pooja’s end result because the announcer blended up the title of the 2 boxers.
Nitu, who’s a two-time youth world champion, began the bout cautiously, engaging her opponent to return at her however struggled to land punches herself.
The Indian tried arduous to interrupt Balkibekova’s defences because the Kazakh boxer moved round swiftly. Nitu managed to up the ante within the remaining spherical nevertheless it was too late because the judges dominated in her opponent’s favour.
India gained 4 medals, together with a silver and three bronze, within the final version of the match
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