New Delhi: Ace Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen added a second world Championships title to her name, defeating Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Tam in the 50kg summit clash here Sunday.
Nikhat upstaged Tam by a 5-0 verdict.
Nikhat becomes only the second Indian after the legendary MC Mary Kom to win the prestigious title twice.
Phew! That was close. My pulse was racing at the end. But…an epic day: 𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐑𝐃 𝐆𝐎𝐋𝐃 🥇 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐈𝐍𝐃𝐈𝐀 🇮🇳
NIKHAT ZAREEN beats Nguyen Thi Tam of Vietnam by 5⃣-0⃣ And yes, she gets a Mahindra SUV!
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) March 26, 2023
Saturday, Nitu Ghanghas (48kg) and Saweety Boora (81kg) were crowned world champions.
Hosts India are on course to match their best-ever performance in terms of gold medals won with Olympic medallist Lovlina Borgohain set to take the ring later in the day.
India had won the four golds in the 2006 edition at home which was also the country’s best ever display with a haul of eight medals, including a silver.
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