World champion Nikhat Zareen assured India a medal at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG) after she stormed into the semifinals of the women’s light flyweight boxing (50 kg) registering an impressive 5-0 win over Wales’ Helen in the quarterfinals.
Notably, it will Nikhat’s first medal at the CWG.
In her bout on Wednesday, Nikhat was aggressive right from the word go as she landed a left jab early into the first round and was unfazed by her opponent’s punches. She perfectly dodged her opponent’s puuches beside managing to land most of her own to dominate the affair.
Along with Nikhat, twice youth world champion Nitu Ghanghas and CWG 2018 bronze-medallist Mohammad Hussamuddin also assured India more medals in the boxing event at the ongoing CWG 2022 as the duo too, entered the semifinals in their respective weight categories.
Nitu reached the last-four stage of the women’s minimum weight division (over 45-48kg) when her opponent Nicole Clyde of Northern Ireland abandoned the bout while Hussamuddin beat Namibia’s Tryagain Morning Ndevelo 4-1 by split decision in the men’s featherweight.