CWG 2022, boxing: Nikhat Zareen storms into semis, assures India of medal


Birmingham, Aug 4 World champion Nikhat Zareen assured herself and India a medal on the 2022 Commonwealth Video video games after she stormed into the semifinals of the women’s mild flyweight boxing with a robust 5-0 win over Wales’ Helen throughout the quarterfinals, proper right here on Wednesday.


Nikhat, for whom will most likely be the first medal on the CWG, was aggressive from the get-go in the direction of Jones. She landed a left jab early into the first spherical and was unfazed by her opponent’s flurry of punches, expertly dodging them whereas managing to land most of her private to dominate on the Nationwide Exhibition Centre.

The Indian boxer barely had her guard up by the use of the bout and effectively mixed up her punches, using the left jab when Jones was nearer whereas going for her favoured extremely efficient correct punch when she was away.

The world champion persistently found gaps in Jones’ guard and the top end result was a foregone conclusion sooner than the third spherical.

Along with Nikhat, twice youth world champion Nitu Ghanghas and CWG 2018 bronze-medallist Mohammad Hussamuddin are moreover assured of medals in boxing at CWG 2022 as as well as they reached the semifinals of their respective weight divisions, overcoming their quarterfinal opponents in contrasting sorts.

Nitu reached the last-four stage of the women’s minimal weight division (over 45-48kg) when her opponent Nicole Clyde of Northern Ireland abandoned the bout whereas Hussamuddin beat Namibia’s Tryagain Morning Ndevelo 4-1 by lower up decision throughout the males’s featherweight.

Olympic medallist Lovlina Borgohain will possible be in movement later tonight as she chases a main CWG medal.

–IANS

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