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World Box' C'ship: Nikhat Zareen & Lovlina Borgohain win Gold

World Box Cship: Nikhat Zareen & Lovlina Borgohain win Gold

Lovlina Borgohain & Nikhat Zareen.

New Delhi: Indian Boxers Nikhat Zareen and Lovlina Borgohain won gold in the IBA Women's World Championships here on Sunday.

Nikhat defeated Nguyen Thi Tam of Vietnam 5-0 in the final to win her second gold medal from the event. Olympic bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain added the fourth gold medal to India's tally in the tournament. She defeated Australian boxer Caitlin Parker 5-2 in the 75 kg category and won her first-ever World Championship gold medal.

Nikhat started her bout in attacking mode. She didn't let Thi Tam settle and landed a rally of punches to win the first round 5-0.

The second round also went in favour of the Indians.

The third round was a tough one, as Thi Tam gave her all, but she was given a count when Nikhay punched her in her face. Thi Tam, too, managed to land one punch on Nikhat which stunned the entire stadium.

The referee gave a count to Nikhat. The match continued, and the Indian proved a little ahead in the round and was declared the winner.

Lovlina is the only one of two Indian women to win an Olympic medal in boxing.

Legendary boxer Mary Kom has won a record six gold medals in the history of the World Championships.

Based on IANS reports.

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