Nikhat Zareen Wins Gold at Women’s World Boxing Championships: Here’s How the World Reacted | boxing news

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Nikhat Zareen on Thursday became the fifth Indian boxer to win a gold medal at the Women’s World Boxing Championships, joining Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, Jenny RL and Lekha KC in the elite list. She beat Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas in the 52kg final in Istanbul, Turkey. The judges scored the fight 30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27, 29-28 in favor of the Indian boxer. Following Nikhat’s win, the sports fraternity took to Twitter and hailed the boxer for winning the gold medal.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

“Such a proud moment for all of us. Congratulations to you @nikhat_zareen for winning gold at the Women’s World Boxing Championships,” tweeted former Indian striker Sachin Tendulkar.

“What a win this is @nikhat_zareen Congratulations World Champion,” tweeted former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh.

“Make the country proud! Congratulations to Nikhat Zareen on your gold medal and to Manisha Moun and Parveen on the bronze medal at the Women’s World Boxing Championship,” joked India’s star drummer Virat Kohli.

“Well done world champion @nikhat_zareen,” former Indian boxer Vijender Singh tweeted.

“Congratulations to the world champion @nikhat_zareen. Well done,” Indian women’s hockey star Rani Rampal wrote on Twitter.

Here are some other reactions:

India’s previous gold medal came at the 2018 Women’s World Boxing Championship when Mary Kom defeated Hanna Okhota of Ukraine in the light flyweight category (45-48kg).

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