Lovlina, Nikhat Win National Boxing Gold, Railways Lift Team Trophy

Assam’s Lovlina Borgohain and reigning world champion Nikhat Zareen registered contrasting wins to clinch gold at the Elite Women’s National Boxing Championship on Monday.

Assam’s Lovlina beat Arundhati Choudhary of the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) 5-0 in the 75kg final, while Nikhat faced a stiff challenge from RSPB’s Anamika in the 50kg clash before the 26-year-old Telangana pugilist tilted the match in her favour 4-1 to defend the title.

Madhya Pradesh, and Haryana claimed the second and third position with one gold, two silver and five bronze, and Haryana (two gold and two bronze) respectively.

Haryana’s Manisha (57kg) and Saweety (81kg), SSCB’s Sakshi (52kg), Madhya Pradesh’s Manju Bamboria (66kg) also clinched gold medals in their respective categories at the tournament, which witnessed participation of 302 boxers in 12 categories.

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