With the Paris Olympics approaching, it augurs well that the Indian contingent matched its best performance in terms of gold medals.
India's Nitu Ghanghas (48kg) and Saweety Boora (81kg) scripted history on Saturday as the duo were crowned world champions after notching contrasting wins at the marquee tournament in New Delhi. CWG gold medallist Ghanghas...
Saweety made it two out of two for the hosts as she warded off a challenge from two-time medallist China's Wang Lina.
While, Nikhat upstaged two-time Asian champion Vietnam's Nguyen Thi Tam by a 5-0 verdict, Lovlina defeated Caitlin Parker of Australia 5-2 to win her maiden World title.
Nitu saw off Mongolia's Lutsaikhan Altansetseg 5-0 to the title in the minimum weight category (48kg), while Saweety became the light heavyweight (81kg) world champion with a 4-3 win over China's Wang Lina.
The four Indian boxers are assured of at least a silver after they pulled off thrilling victories in their respective semifinal bouts on Thursday.
Nikhat upstaged the two-time Asian champion Tam by a 5-0 verdict to take the light flyweight title in front of a packed home crowd at the KD Jadhav Indoor Hall.
Two-time Worlds bronze medallist Lovlina beat Li Qian of China by a 4-1 margin to book her maiden appearance in the final of the prestigious tournament. Saweety, too, cruised into the title round with a 4-3 win over...
In the rematch of last year's quarterfinals, Nitu and Balkibekova went all guns blazing in the first round. However, the Kazakh was more dominant and took the...
Apart from the duo, Commonwealth Games champion Nitu Ghanghas (48kg) and the seasoned Saweety Boora (81kg) also moved to the semifinals.
It was heartbreak for multiple Asian championship medallist Shiva Thapa of Assam, who went down 2-3 in a close bout against Services’ Akash.
Shiva Thapa, representing Assam and a five-time Asian Championship medallist, recorded a 5-0 unanimous verdict win over Gujarat pugilist Aniket J Pandey.