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Target is gold, however each medal counts: Nikhat Zareen forward of IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships

By Vipul KashyapNew Delhi [India], March 10 (ANI): Boxer Nikhat Zareen, the defending IBA Women’s World Boxing Champion within the 50 kg class, stated that she is totally ready for the match and she or he hopes to clinch a gold this time round, despite the fact that each medal counts for her.

The Championships will likely be held from March 15 to 26 on the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex in New Delhi.

“I am fully prepared for the tournament. The preparation is in the full swing. I hope this year I do well. My last year was great. My target is gold but each and every medal counts,” stated Zareen to ANI.

Nikhat is extraordinarily assured about her efficiency.

“I know that there are few days left for the tournament, but I am ready for it physically and mentally and am completely fit,” stated Nikhat.

Nikhat stated that she hopes that Bollywood star Salman Khan catches the motion reside and motivates girls boxers.

“I really want that he comes to watch our matches and if I reach the finals, he motivates me by watching my matches from the stands. I would feel really happy,” stated Nikhat.

2020 Tokyo Bronze medallist, Lovlina Borgohain (75kg) has two World Championships bronze medals to her identify up to now and can be part of seven different Olympic medallists boxing for glory within the upcoming Championships.

Nikhat Zareen, alternatively, will defend her title within the 50kg class. She grew to become the world champion within the 2022 IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships held in Istanbul, Turkey.

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Nitu Ghanghas can even characterize the nation within the 48kg class. The two-time Youth World Champion will look so as to add one more main medal to her identify.

Manisha Moun who introduced herself on the worldwide stage with spectacular performances on the 2018 World Championships in Delhi will likely be representing the nation within the extremely aggressive 57kg featherweight class. Manisha received the bronze medal on the 2022 World Championships.

2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Jaismine Lamboria has been a quarter-finalist within the 2022 version and can field within the 60kg class.

Young pugilists Preeti and Sanamacha Chanu will characterize India within the 54kg and 70 kg classes respectively. Preeti received a bronze medal on the 2022 Asian Championships whereas Sanamcha is the 2021 Youth World Champion and lately grew to become the National Champion in her class.

The reigning Asian and nationwide champion Saweety Boora will likely be competing within the 81kg weight class. The skilled campaigner, who received a silver medal within the 2014 World Championships in South Korea will likely be wanting to proceed her spectacular kind so as to add to her medal tally.

Youth World Champions Sakshi Chaudhary (52kg) and Shashi Chopra (63kg) together with 2019 South Asian Games gold medallist Manju Bamboria (66kg) will likely be wanting to show their mettle of their respective classes on the World Championships.

In the 81kg heavyweight class, India’s medal hopes will likely be shouldered by the reigning National Champion Nupur Sheoran.

The occasion will see a complete prize pool of Rs 20 crore – Rs 10 crores being the pool for gold medallists. Boxers who end as runners-up of their classes in addition to those that declare bronze will obtain their prizes from swimming pools of Rs 5 crores respectively.

The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) will likely be internet hosting the Women’s World Boxing Championships for the third time, most ever by any nation because the match’s inception and a complete of 350 boxers, together with the 12 Indians, from 74 nations have registered up to now for this biennial occasion.

Indian Squad- Nitu Ghanghas (48kg), Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Sakshi Chaudhary (52kg), Preeti (54kg), Manisha Moun (57kg), Jaismine Lamboria (60kg), Shashi Chopra (63kg), Manju Bamboria (66kg), Sanamcha Chanu (70kg), Lovlina Borgohain (75kg), Saweety Boora (81kg) and Nupur Sheoran (81kg). (ANI)