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PM Modi, President Kovind congratulate Nikhat Zareen for winning gold at World Boxing Championships

Updated on: 20 May,2022 10:02 AM IST  |  New Delhi
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Nikhat thrashed Thailand's Jitpong Jutamas without breaking a sweat in the 52kg final to win gold

PM Modi, President Kovind congratulate Nikhat Zareen for winning gold at World Boxing Championships

Nikhat Zareen poses with her gold medal on May 19. Pic/ PTI


Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen registered a dominating 5-0 victory in the final. Living up to the expectations, Nikhat thrashed Thailand's Jitpong Jutamas without breaking a sweat in the 52kg final. On clinching gold at the 12th edition of the IBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Istanbul, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Kovind congratulated Nikhat Zareen.


"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," PM Modi tweeted.


Taking to Twitter, President Ram Nath Kovind too congratulated Nikhat Zareen. President Kovind tweeted, "Heartiest congratulations to Nikhat Zareen for the gold medal at Women’s World Boxing Championship. The nation is proud of her. I am confident that her success will motivate our youth, especially girls to realise their dreams. I wish she continues bringing laurels to the country."

The Nizamabad (Telangana)-born boxer became the only fifth Indian woman to secure a gold medal at the World Boxing Championships after record six-time champion Mary Kom (2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2018), Sarita Devi (2006), Jenny RL (2006) and Lekha KC (2006).

It was also India's first gold medal since boxing great Mary Kom won it in 2018.

(with agency inputs)


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