‘Matter of Pride’: Boxer Nikhat Zareen on PM Modi congratulating her on world boxing gold | boxing news


India’s Nikhat Zareen made the country proud by winning a gold medal in the 52kg category on Thursday at the Women’s World Boxing Championships. In the summit clash, the 25-year-old got the better of Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas and as a result, she became the fifth Indian boxer after Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, Jenny RL and Lekha KC to win a gold medal at the World Championships. . Speaking to The AU Times after the victory, Zareen said it was a great pride for her that Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted to congratulate her.

After the victory, PM Modi took to Twitter and wrote, “Our boxers have made us proud! Congratulations to @nikhat_zareen on a fantastic gold medal at the Women’s World Boxing Championship. I also congratulate Manisha Moun and Parveen Hooda for their bronze medals in the same contest.”

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Speaking to The AU Times on his bus ride back to his hotel after his triumph, Zareen said: “I don’t know who has tweeted for me so far, I’m going to the hotel right now. Once arrived , I will see who all tweeted for me. If Prime Minister Modi tweeted, it would be a matter of pride for me because the prime minister of the country tweeted for me.

After the win, Zareen also shared that she had always dreamed of trending on Twitter, and it came true after winning a gold medal at the Women’s Championship.

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“I had asked ‘am I trending on Twitter?’ If yes, then it would be a great joy for me because it was my dream to be trending on the platform,” Zareen said.

“It’s a very big moment for me to have managed to win the gold medal for the country in the Women’s Championships. I feel very happy, I hope I will continue to play like this in the future. When you win the gold medal for the country, which I helped the country win the gold medal, that’s why I became emotional, when you are rewarded after working so hard, you obviously feel very happy,” she added.

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“Our entire contingent worked hard, Nikhat Zareen made the country proud. All the boxers did very well, in the coming times our results in boxing will improve even more,” Indian women’s boxing coach Bhaskar said. Bhatt.

Zareen, born in Nizamabad (Telangana), became the only fifth Indian woman to win the gold medal at the World Boxing Championships after record six-time champion Mary Kom (2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2018 ), Sarita Devi (2006), Jenny RL (2006) and Lekha KC (2006).

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