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SportTelangana's Nikhat clinches 52kg title in National Women’s Boxing Championship

Telangana’s Nikhat clinches 52kg title in National Women’s Boxing Championship

Published: 27th Oct 2021 8:42 pm

Hyderabad: Telangana’s Nikhat Zareen ended the 5th Elite Women’s National Boxing Championships in a blaze of glory as she clinched the title in the 52kg category in Hisar, Haryana, on Wednesday.

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The Telangana pugilist outwitted Haryana’s Minakshi 4-1 in the final. Nikhat was also adjudged the Best Boxer of the Championships award for her brilliant show in the event that would have surely caught the eye of the coaches and the selectors.

Meanwhile, the Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) successfully defended their team championship title. Team RSPB concluded the prestigious event with 12 medals, including five gold, six silver, and one bronze, and remarkably, the RSPB boxers won medals in every single weight category, making it a performance to remember.

Haryana’s Pooja Rani, the two-time Asian champion, outclassed RSPB’s Nupur 5-0 in the 81kg category as well as her statemate Neetu, who pulled off an upset win by unanimous margin over World Championships silver medalist Manju Rani of RSPB in the 48 Kg category.

With participation of more than 320 boxers of 36 states/UTs/boards, BFI has successfully executed the sixth national event, with strict safety protocols, after resumption of the sport in the country post Covid-19 pandemic. BFI president Ajay Singh was present at the closing ceremony of the tournament.

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