“Curler-coaster”: Nikhat Zareen After Emulating Mary Kom For Historic Feat With 2nd World Boxing Title

Nikhat Zareen continued to chart new highs in boxing after profitable her second World Championships gold medal in New Delhi on Sunday. She beat Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Tam within the 50kg summit conflict with a 5-0 verdict. The victory was all of the extra candy for Nikhat as that is new weight class for the 26-year-old. Her earlier World Championship (2022) win got here within the 52 kg class. She modified her weight class as 50kg class is included in Olympics. Nikhat turns into solely the second Indian after the legendary MC Mary Kom to win the distinguished title twice.

“I’m comfortable that i’ve change into world champion for the second time in a unique weight class, which is an Olympic weight class. Immediately was the hardest bout of all as she has been an Asian champion too. That is good for me as my subsequent goal is Asian Video games, there I’m more likely to face her once more. Hopefully, I’ll do even higher there,” Nikhat Zareen after her win.

“That is my first main competitors within the new weight class after Commonwealth Video games. In CWG, there was not a lot competitors other than boxers of England, Eire. It was a tricky world championship. I used to be fatigued in a few of the matches and even gained by break up determination in one of many matches.”

She added that her Vietnamese rival pose a tricky problem for her.  “I’ll work more durable and be extra sturdy on this class. I gave my all the pieces as this was my final recreation,” she stated.

“It was rollercoaster bout, she acquired warning and even i acquired it too. Final spherical my technique was to go all out. I need to dedicate this medal to India. So many individuals have come to cheer me. Their motivation offers us energy. Everyone celebrated.”

“Final World title was simpler and that was my regular weight. For the brand new weight class, needed to cut back weight by following strict weight loss plan. After the nationals, I acquired much less time. No matter time I acquired, I gave my 100 per cent.

Nikhat turns into solely the second Indian after the legendary MC Mary Kom to win the distinguished title twice.

On Saturday, Nitu Ghanghas (48kg) and Saweety Boora (81kg) had been topped world champions.

Hosts India are on track to match their best-ever efficiency by way of gold medals gained with Olympic medallist Lovlina Borgohain set to take the ring later within the day. India had gained the 4 golds within the 2006 version at residence which was additionally the nation’s finest ever show with a haul of eight medals, together with a silver.

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