Commonwealth Games News Nikhat Zareen Adds Third Boxing Gold After Nitu Ghanghas And Amit Panghal Triumph In CWG 2022

Commonwealth Games News Nikhat Zareen Adds Third Boxing Gold After Nitu Ghanghas And Amit Panghal Triumph In CWG 2022
Commonwealth Games News Nikhat Zareen Adds Third Boxing Gold After Nitu Ghanghas And Amit Panghal Triumph In CWG 2022

World champion boxer Nikhat Zareen added a Commonwealth Games gold medal to her ever-growing kitty when she totally out-boxed veteran Northern Ireland pugilist Carly McNaul throughout the women’s lightflyweight final. Nikhat’s gold was India’s third of the day after Nitu Ghanghas and Amit Panghal moreover obtained earlier throughout the day.

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Earlier, Nitu Ghanghas produced a masterful present on Sunday to defeat England’s Demie-Jade Resztan throughout the final of the women’s minimumweight class to current India its first gold medal throughout the sport on the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Nitu was in full motion, punching her strategy to glory as a result of the fight was decided by all the judges in her favour. Minutes later, ace boxer Amit Panghal was equally good contained within the ring as he overcame Englishman Kiaran Macdonald throughout the males’s 51kg final to win his first Commonwealth Games gold, after taking silver in 2018.

This is the first principal senior medal for Nitu, who has beforehand obtained two gold medals on the Youth World Championships.

Panghal, nevertheless, was an Asian Games gold medalist beforehand and likewise has a world championships silver to his determine.

This medal will help Panghal regain his confidence after he suffered a meltdown in the middle of the Tokyo Olympics, the place he was anticipated to win a medal.

Panghal added to his silver from the ultimate model when he defeated European Championship silver medalist Kiaran MacDonald of England by a 5-0 dedication throughout the males’s flyweight.

Nitu, nevertheless, defeated 2019 world championships bronze medalist Demie-Jade Resztan of England by a 5-0 unanimous verdict.

Despite the height downside, Asian Games gold medalist Panghal is the upper pugilist of the two.

But MacDonald upped the ante throughout the final spherical no matter administering a foul reduce.

The first Indian boxer to take the ring, 21-year-old Nitu, competing in his first CWG, appeared in full administration for 9 minutes, giving the home boxer no likelihood.

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The southpaw continued to dazzle throughout the ring as he threw sharp, appropriate combos of punches and managed the motion of the competitors.

(With PTI inputs)

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