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Women’s boxing in India i.e. Mary Kom. He cannot be compared to any other player. Six-time world champion, Asiad, Commonwealth Games gold winner and Olympic bronze medalist MC Mary Kom is an institution in her own right. Young boxers have a big challenge to carry on their legacy. World champion Nikhat Zareen and rising star Neetu Ghanghas have a lot of talent. Both the boxers won gold medals in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games by registering one-sided victories. Nikhat is experienced as well as technically sound.
Nikhat has been doing boxing for a long time but she has got big success this year. He won gold at the World Championships held in Istanbul. She plays in the 50 kg weight category. Mary Kom also has a weight category of 48 to 51. Neetu plays in 48 weight category. He won gold in the Strandza Cup held in Italy in the same year.
She lost in the quarterfinals of the World Championships due to illness, but at the Commonwealth Games her game impressed everyone. His opponents could not survive the quarter-finals and semi-finals. In the final he played according to the coach’s strategy and won the gold. After Mary Kom, Nikhat and Neetu have won gold medals in Commonwealth Games.
Seven out of 12 players won medals, did not participate in four weight categories
Eight male and four female boxers from India took part in Birmingham. Of these, seven were successful in winning medals. Among women, Neetu and Nikhat won gold while Jasmine won bronze. At the same time, among men Amit Panghal won gold, Sagar Ahlawat won silver and Mohammad Hasamuddin and Rohit Tokas won bronze.
India finished second in boxing after Northern Ireland (five gold). Boxing events were held in the Commonwealth in a total of 16 weight categories, out of which Indian players did not participate in four weight categories. Had there been four more boxers, the medals could have increased as well. India won nine medals, including three gold, in boxing at the 2018 Gold Coast.
The more you enter the ring, the stronger you will be
Indian women’s boxing head coach Bhaskar Bhat said – Mary Kom cannot be compared with anyone. Nikhat is technically very strong. Neetu still has a lot to learn. There is a lot of potential in them. The more these two enter the ring, the more mature they will be. Jasmine and Lovlina also have a lot of potential.