Its Gold for India at World Boxing C’Ship; Nitu Ghanghas Claims Victory

Nitu Ghanghas defeated Lutsaikhan Altansetseg of Mongolia in the 48kg category final. With a unanimous 5-0 score she became the sixth Indian woman pugilist to bringing home the 11th gold medal in the tournament history.

The Commonwealth Games gold medallist Nitu started off aggressively, and used her combination of punches effectively to eke out a win.

In the semis she outclassed Alua Balkibekova of Kazakhstan securing her position in the finals.

Coming up next is Saweety Boora who will be competing in the 81kg category final at night. She will face Wang Lina of China. In the semi-finals, Saweety put up a stellar performance to beat Emma-Sue Greentree of Australia 4-3 on points after the bout was reviewed.

Mary Kom has won the titles in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2018, while Sarita Devi (2006), Jenny RL (2006), Lekha KC (2006) and Nikhat Zareen (2022) are the other pugilists to bag the world title. While every other player has won the hounour once, Mary Kom is the only pugilist to bag the medal six times.

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