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Meet The Four Boxing Medalists At The World Championships Finals

Indian Female Boxers At World Championships
March 25, 2023, will be remembered as a huge day for not just the Indian boxing fraternity but also for the fans of the sport. Four Indian female boxers, who are competing in the finals of the Women’s World Championships, have brought glory to the nation through their impeccable performances throughout the tournament. While we’d want all of them to fetch gold, and whether or not they do, they’ve already won the nation’s respect.

Women’s boxing has had its fair share of powerful athletes, including multiple-time champions, record-breakers, and history creators. The spotlight is on female athletes, now more than ever, and the Indian women’s boxing collective is certainly marching ahead, one ring at a time.

Indian Female Boxers At World Championships

Nitu Ghanghas

Nitu Ghanghas is a southpaw with the power and speed of Mary Kom in the ring. By beating Mary Kom in a trial match, she qualified for the Commonwealth Games in 2022. In a rematch of last year’s World Championships quarter-finals, Nitu faced reigning Asian champion and World Championships silver medalist Alua Balkibekova of Kazakhstan in the 48kg category semi-finals. Once the match was reviewed, the Indians won a stunning 5-2 on points.

She has now become the world champion in the 48-kg category after defeating Mongolian medal winner Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg in the final today.

Nikhat Zareen

Nikhat Zareen is an Indian boxer who earned bronze at the second India Open International Boxing Tournament in Guwahati in 2019. In 2022, she will compete in the 52kg weight class at the Women’s World Championships in Turkey. She received a gold medal. She won the IBA (amateur) Women’s Youth & Junior World Championships in Antalya in 2011.

On Wednesday at the currently underway Women’s Boxing World Championships in New Delhi, defending champion Nikhat (50kg) secured her second world medal with a 5-2 win over Thailand’s Chuthamat Raksat, and Lovlina (75kg) added a third medal to her collection with a 5-0 win over Mozambique’s Adosinda Rady Gramane.

Zareen has now bagged a gold at the World Championships 2023 in New Delhi. She defeated Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Tam in the 50 kg category on March 26.

Saweety Boora

Saweety Boora is an Indian boxer who fights in the middleweight division. She got silver in the light heavyweight division at the 2014 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. Siwi Boora, her sister, is also an Indian boxer. Saweety Boora defeated Australian Emma Sue Greentree in the 81kg semifinals. The Indian boxer prevailed 4-3 to remain in contention for a gold medal. Saweety Boora is one of two Indian boxers competing in the final of the 2023 IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships, which will take place today at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex in New Delhi.

Lovlina Borgohain

Lovlina Borgohain is an Indian boxer from Assam’s Golaghat district. She began her career as a kickboxer but subsequently switched to boxing. In 2020, she received the Arjuna Award for her remarkable boxing exploits, making her the sixth Assamese to get the coveted honour.

The 23-year-old boxer has two bronze medals at the World and Asian championships. She has studied the Thai martial technique known as ‘Muay Thai.’

Lovlina has made significant progress at these Worlds after switching from her favourite welterweight class of 69kg to an Olympic weight category of 75kg. Despite a shaky pre-quarters win over Mexico’s Vanessa Ortiz, the Assam fighter was at her most aggressive throughout the quarterfinals and semis, and her defence was as strong. That showed in her dominating victory over two-time Olympic medalist Qian on Thursday.

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