Nikhat Zareen bags second World Championships gold

Nikhat Zareen produced a strong show against Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Tam to win gold in the 48-50 kg finals at the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi on Sunday.

“I am happy that I became World Champion for the second time. I am grateful to all those who supported me. This medal is for my country India. This was a difficult competition but in the end, I won a gold medal,” said Nikhat after her bout.

This is Nikhat’s second gold at the World Championships, having won one last year but it was under the 52kg category.

On Saturday, Nitu Ghanghas (48kg) and Saweety Boora (81kg) were crowned world champions.