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Commonwealth Games: Nikhat Zareen, Lovlina Borgohain in India’s boxing team


World champion Nikhat Zareen and Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist sealed berths for Commonwealth Games after the boxing trials in New Delhi on Saturday.

Nikhat Zareen booked a berth for Commonwealth Games 2022 (PTI Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nikhat Zareen aced the the boxing trials in New Delhi
  • Lolvina Borgohain part of the CWG boxing team
  • Nitu continued her fine run to book a CWG berth

India women’s boxing squad for the Commonwealth Games 2022 was confirmed on Saturday after the selection trials ended in New Delhi earlier in the day. Reigning world champion Nikhat Zareen, and Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain are among the 4 boxers who will represent India at the mult-sport event in Birmingham from July 28 to August 8.

Nikhat Zareen, who recently won the world championships gold, defeated Haryana’s Minakshi via a 7-0 unanimous decision, and Lovlina out-classed Railways Pooja by an identical margin.

Nitu (48kg) and Jasmine (60kg) were the others boxers, who also sealed spots for the quadrennial event.

Nikhat looked in control throughout her bout, landing clear punches as she danced around the ring.

A two-time former youth world champion, Nitu eked out a 5-2 split decision win over 2019 silver medallist Manju Rani. The Haryana boxer is enjoying a good year. She had won the gold at the Strandja Memorial tournament earlier this year.

Jasmine, the 2021 Asian youth boxing Championship bronze medallist, defeated world championship bronze medallist Parveen Hooda in the middle-weight final.

INDIA TEAM FOR CWG 2022

Nitu (48kg), Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Jasmine (60kg), Lovlina Borgohain(70Kg). PTI APA BS BS



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