Boxing Federation of India (BFI) President Ajay Singh congratulated Nikhat Zareen on her gold medal at IBA Ladies’s World Boxing Championships and mentioned that it will be significant for the world of boxing that she wins a gold medal at 2024 Paris Olympics.
“I want to congratulate Nikhat (Nikhat Zareen), completely fantastic and implausible. This ought to be a begin. We want you to be an Olympic gold medalist. That is your first step in the direction of the Olympic gold. Hope she is going to work laborious over the following two years and get us a gold medal. Your entire nation is pleased with you. For the world of boxing it will be significant that you simply win gold in 2024,” mentioned Singh throughout a press convention.
“Different two medalists (Manisha and Parveen), we’re pleased with you, however we anticipate far more. There is no such thing as a doubt we now have probably the most expectations from the Ladies’s boxing crew. Identical to Lovalina obtained bronze in Tokyo, we now have to do significantly better in 2024. All three of you might be potential medalists. We stay up for celebrating the win with you,” he added.
Indian boxer Nikhat registered a dominating 5-0 victory within the last. Dwelling as much as the expectations, Nikhat thrashed Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas with out breaking a sweat within the 52kg last with judges scoring the bout 30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27, 29-28 within the Indian’s favour.
The Nizamabad (Telangana)-born boxer turned the one fifth Indian girl to safe a gold medal on the World Boxing Championships after report six-time champion Mary Kom (2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2018), Sarita Devi (2006), Jenny RL (2006) and Lekha KC (2006).
It was additionally India’s first gold medal since boxing nice Mary Kom received it in 2018.
With Manisha (57kg) and Parveen (63kg) signing off with bronze medals after their semi-finals end, Indian contingent concluded its marketing campaign with three medals on the world’s largest boxing occasion, which witnessed thrilling competitors in presence of report 310 boxers from 73 international locations and likewise marked the twentieth anniversary of the Ladies’s World Championships.
Out of 12 collaborating Indian boxers, eight made it to the quarter-finals on this yr’s tournament–the joint highest alongside Turkey.
With the addition of three medals in Istanbul, India’s total medal tally has gone as much as 39, together with 10 gold, eight silver and 21 bronze, within the 12 editions of the celebrated event–third highest after Russia (60) and China (50).
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