Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Nitu Ghanghas clinches gold in Women’s World Boxing finals

Commonwealth Games gold medalist Nitu Ghanghas won the gold medal in the Women’s World Boxing finals on Saturday after defeating the two-time Asian Championships bronze medallist Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg of Mongolia. The 22-year-old Nitu Ghanghas was competing in her second World Championships.

Nitu became the sixth Indian female to win a gold medal at Women’s World Boxing and before her India’s Mary Kom, Laishram Sarita Devi, Jenny RL, Lekha KC and Nikhat Zareen have won gold’s in the tournament. 

Nitu displayed an outstanding performance in her match against Altansetseg, defeating her 5-0 and winning the title for the minimum weight category, much to the delight of the enthusiastic crowd in attendance.

From the very beginning of the match, Nitu showed great aggression and skillfully executed her series of punches to secure a well-deserved victory. This win has earned Nitu the distinction of being the sixth Indian boxer to achieve the status of a world champion, adding to her already impressive list of accomplishments that includes winning the gold medal at the 2022 Strandja Memorial tournament.


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