Indian women boxers brought home four gold medals at the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championship.
India stood on the top in the gold medal tally at the championship that was held at Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, New Delhi. Nitu Ghanghas (48kg), Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Lovlina Borgohain (75) and Saweety Boora (81kg) won gold for the country. 324 boxers, including several Olympic medallists from 65 countries, participated in 12 weight categories.
Nikhat defeated Nguyem Thi Tam of Vietnam and won gold for a second consecutive year, while Lovlina, who won bronze at Tokyo Olympics, won her maiden Worlds gold against Caitlin Parker of Australia.
2022 Commonwealth Games medallist Nitu Ghanghas and three-time Asian medallist Saweety Boora won their golds against Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg of Mongolia and China’s Wang Lina, respectively, on March 25.
All pugilists were rewarded with $100,000 (INR 82.7 lakhs) in prize money for becoming World Champions in their respective categories.