First in the ring, Commonwealth Games gold medalist Nitu put on a superb performance to beat Mongolia’s Lutsaikhan Altansetseg 5-0 and claim the title. minimum weight (48kg) in front of a packed crowd.
“Congratulations to @NituGhanghas333 for winning the prestigious Gold Medal in women’s content Boxing World Championship. India is thrilled by her extraordinary feat,” Modi wrote on Twitter.
Congratulations @NituGhanghas333 on winning the prestigious Gold Medal in the Women’s Boxing World Championship… https://t.co/DkRFsRs80W
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1679763250000
The other Indian boxer competing for the day, Saweety became the lightweight world champion (81kg) with a 4-3 victory over Wang Lina of China.
“Excellent performance by @saweetyboora! Proud of her for winning the Gold Medal in the Women’s World Boxing Championships. Her success will inspire many athletes to come. “, the Prime Minister posted on social networks.
@saweetyboora’s outstanding performance! Proud of her for winning the Gold Medal in the Women’s Boxing World Championship… https://t.co/JLnbRjVp6L
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1679763285000
On Sunday, defending world champion Nikhat Zareen and Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain will battle it out in the final in their respective weight classes, as hosts India look to take on the record. Their best ever in terms of gold medals won in the tournament.