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Sweety Bura has also won the gold medal in the Women’s World Boxing Championship. He has won the second gold medal for the country in this competition. Before Sweety, Neetu Ghanghas won the gold medal in the 45-48 kg category. After this, Sweety has given gold to the country in the 75-81 kg weight category. However, becoming a world champion was not easy for Sweety. Read how he won in the final match.
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Sweety was up against China’s Lina Wong. Lina is a world famous boxer and it was not easy for Sweety to overcome her experience. The fight started and Sweety played aggressively from the first round. She was leading 3-2 after the first round. In the second round, the Chinese boxer troubled her a lot and Sweety fell to the ground as well. Although she was leading 3-2 after the second round, her lead had been reduced.
In the third round, there was a fist fight between the two wrestlers. Meanwhile, the Chinese boxer also trapped Sweety by taking her to the shore. However, Sweety cleverly came out of the edge, staying out of reach of the Chinese boxer and then rained punches on the Chinese boxer. After the third round the decision went for review. Here too the result went in favor of Sweety and India got its second gold medal in the competition. Now after Neetu and Sweety, gold medals are expected from Nikhat Zareen and Lovlina Borgohain. Both these boxers have also reached the finals.
Sweety’s Big Achievements
- Gold Medal in Youth Boxing Training Competition 2011.
- Silver medal at the AIBA World Women’s Boxing Championships in South Korea in November 2014.
- Silver Medal in August 2015 ABAC Asian Confederation Boxing Championship.
- Silver Medal in June-July 2015 India-Australia Competition.
- Silver Medal in 1st Open India International Competition in February 2018.
- Gold Medal in the Umakhanov Memorial Tournament held at Kospic, Russia on 13 June 2018.
- Won Bronze Medal in Asia Championship in 2021.
- Won the gold medal in the Women’s World Boxing Championship in 2023.