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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 6.27 AM IST

India wins gold in world boxing, Nikhat Zareen wins 52 kg women's title, India's tenth gold in world championship

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ISTANBUL: Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen won gold at the World Boxing Championships. In the women's 52 kg category, Nikhat defeated Jutamas Jitpong of Thailand. Nikhat won by five points in the final. MC Mary Kom, Saritha Devi, Jenny RL and Malayalee Lekha KC are the other stars who have achieved this feat before. Mary Kom has won gold in world boxing six times.

World boxing gold returns to India after a gap of six years. Mary Kom had won the World Boxing Final title last in 2018. With this victory, Nikhat Zareen has achieved a prominent position in world boxing.

Nikhat advanced to the finals with a 5-0 victory over Brazil's Carolilla de Almeida in the 52 kg semi-finals. Meanwhile, the fight between other Indian players Manisha and Parveen ended in the semifinals. They both won bronze each.

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