Women's World Boxing C'ships: Nikhat, Lovlina clinch gold medals

India's Nikhat Zareen. File photo: PTI

New Delhi: India bagged two more gold medals in the Women's World Boxing Championships on Sunday through Nikhat Zareen and Lovlina Borgohain.

With this India has secured four gold medals from the Championships after Nitu Ghanghas and Saweety Boora, who were crowned world champions on Saturday.

Zareen defeated Nguyen Thi Tam of Vietnam 5-0 in the final to win her second gold medal while Olympic bronze medallist Borgohain defeated Australian boxer Caitlin Parker 5-2 to take the top prize in the 75 kg category.

Lovlina had won the bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics. She is only one of two Indian women to win an Olympic medal in boxing.

India's Lovlina Borgohain. File photo: PTI

Earlier, Nikhat started her bout in attacking mode. She didn't let Thi Tam to settle and landed a rally of punches to win the first round 5-0. The second round also went in favour of the Indian.

Third round was a tough one, as Thi Tam gave her all but she was given a count when Nikhay punched her on her face. Thi Tam, too, managed to land one punch on Nikhat which stunned the entire stadoum.

The referee gave a count to Nikhat. The match continued and the Indian proved a little ahead in the round and was declared winner.

Legendary boxer Mary Kom has won a record six gold medals in the history of the World Championships.
(With inputs from IANS)

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