12th IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships: Nikhat Zareen tornados right into quarters-finals
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India’s Nikhat Zareen (52kg) stormed right into the quarter-finals yet it was drapes for Shiksha (54kg) as she shed a close round at the 12th version of the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Istanbul onSunday
2019 Asian Championships bronze medallist Nikhat Zareen (52kg) made easy work of her Mongolian opponent Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg to cruise right into the quarter-finals of the 52kg classification.
Nikhat was the initial Indian at work on Sunday and also she totally controlled throughout to outpunch Altantsetseg in a consentaneous 5-0 decision in her round-of-16 round.
The Nizamabad fighter utilized her fast hands to wonderful result and also landed a flurry of straight strikes on her opponent’s face in all 3 rounds. The emphasize of Nikhat’s screen was her spotless maneuvering and also rate, which the Mongolian located tough to manage.
Nikhat will certainly next off encounter England’s Charley Davison, that beat Hainite Kayla of Togo in the Round of 16.
Shiksha might stagnate to the following round shedding 2-3 by a split choice to Youth Asian bronze medallist Yesugen Oyuntsetseg ofMongolia A slow-moving and also protective beginning expense Shiksha a lot in her 54kg round as she required time to get involved in the groove in the preliminary, which the Mongolian won.
But Shiksha returned highly in the 2nd round and also took on a much more hostile strategy which paid abundant returns for her as she won the round. But the Indian might not hang on to her pace in the last round as Oyuntsetseg awaited openings to land her strikes and also prosper in her tactic to pocket the close competition.
Earlier, 4 Indian fighters have actually currently gotten approved for the quarter-finals.
2022 Strandja Memorial Gold medallist Nitu (48kg) will certainly handle Alua Balkibekova of Kazakhstan in the last-8 suit, while Manisha (57kg) will certainly encounter a challenging difficulty from Youth World bronze medallist Namuun Monkhor ofMongolia
Tokyo Olympian and also two-time Asian Champion Pooja Rani (75kg) will certainly deal with versus Australia’s Jessica Bagley in her last-eight round, while Nandini (81+ kg) will certainly start her war Morocco’s Khadija Mardi in the quarter-finals.
All the quarter-finals will certainly happen on Monday.
This year’s occasion, which notes the 20th wedding anniversary of the IBA Women’s World Championships, will certainly be played till May 20. In the last version of the competition, kept in Russia in 2019, Indian fighters safeguarded one silver and also 3 bronze medals.
Indian fighters have actually won 36 medals, consisting of 9 gold, 8 silver and also 19 bronze, in the 11 previous versions of the competition, which is the third-highest after Russia (60) and also China (50 ). In the last version of the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships, kept in Russia in 2019, Indians ended with one silver and also 3 bronze medals. .