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World Boxing Champion Nikhat Zareen Reflects On Struggles, Challenges: 'I Always Believed Myself

Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen clinched gold medal at the 12th edition of the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships after registering a dominating 5-0 victory in Istanbul on Thursday. Nikhat thrashed Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas in the 52kg final with judges scoring the bout 30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27, 29-28 in the Indian’s favour. The Nizamabad (Telangana)-born boxer became the only fifth Indian woman to secure gold medal at the World Boxing Championships after record six-time champion Mary Kom (2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2018), Sarita Devi (2006), Jenny RL (2006) and Lekha KC (2006). (Video and images: Boxing Federation of India)

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