Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen has created history by winning the gold medal by defeating Thailand's boxer Jitpong Jutamas in the 52 kg weight category of the Women's World Boxing Championships in Istanbul. Earlier in the semi-finals, she faced Brazil's Caroline de Almeida. Former junior world champion Zareen remained calm in the middle of the bout and dominated her opponent as she registered a 5-0 unanimous decision victory in the 52kg category.
Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, Jenny RL and Lekha C are Indian women boxers who have won world titles. Now Hyderabad's boxer Zareen has also joined this list. India's best performance in this competition has been in 2006 when the country won eight medals including four gold, one silver and three bronze.
Congratulating Nikhat Zareen on the victory, these veterans shared a post on KOO and said- Om Birla says:- Hearty congratulations to #NikhatZareen and #ManishaMoun and #ParveenHuoda for the bronze medal for winning the historic gold medal in the Women's World Boxing Championship. . You are all youth icon and an inspiration to others.
Dr. K. Laxman has written, "Heartiest congratulations to #NikhatZareen, daughter of Telangana, for winning #Gold at the World Women's #बॉक्सिंग Championship in Turkey. Congratulations on becoming champions once again #WorldBoxingChampionship a proud moment for India
Reema Malhotra writes- Congratulations to @nikhat_zareen of winning a gold medal at the Women's Boxing World Championships in Turkey.
Piyush Goyal has congratulated #NikhatZareen for the impressive victory with the knockout performance at the Women's World Boxing Championships.
Congratulating on KOO, Abhijeet Rane writes- Congratulations to Nikhat Zareen for winning gold at the Women's World Boxing Championships. Her victory will inspire girls in India to excel.
On this, BJP MLA Purnesh Modi has said that - congratulations to the #NikhatZareen for the spectacular victory with the knockout performance women's World Boxing Championships.
Chandrasekhar Bawankule writes on KOO- Congratulations to @nikhat_zareen on becoming the only 5th Indian woman boxer to win a gold medal at the World Championships!