Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated boxer Nikhat Zareen on winning a gold medal in the women's World Championship flyweight (52kg) category, saying she has made the country proud. Zareen clinched gold by defeating Thailand's Jitpong Jamgamas 5-0 in the one-sided final of the flyweight (52kg) category of the Women's World Championships in Istanbul.
Modi tweeted that our boxers have made us proud. Congratulations to Nikhat Zareen on winning the gold medal. I also congratulate Manisha Mon and Parveen Hooda on winning the bronze medal. With this win, 2019 Asian Championships bronze medalist Zareen became just the fifth Indian woman boxer to become a world champion. Six-time champion MC Mary Kom (2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2018), Sarita Devi (2006), Jenny RL (2006) and Lekha Casey have previously won world titles. Apart from Zareen, Manisha Mon (57kg) and Parveen Hooda (63kg) have also won bronze medals.
Reports say that Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen has created history by winning a gold medal by defeating Thailand's boxer Jitpong Jutamas in the 52 kg weight class of the Women's World Boxing Championships in Istanbul. Earlier in the semi-finals, she had faced Caroline de Almeida of Brazil. Former junior world champion Zareen remained restrained in the middle of the bout and continued to dominate her opponent completely, which helped her to register a 5-0 victory in the 52kg category in a unanimous decision.
Our boxers have made us proud! Congratulations to @nikhat_zareen for a fantastic Gold medal win at the Women's World Boxing Championship. I also congratulate Manisha Moun and Parveen Hooda for their Bronze medals in the same competition. pic.twitter.com/dP7p59zQoSNarendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 19, 2022