Nikhat Zareen, Nitu clinch gold for India at Strandja Memorial Boxing | Other Sports News

New Delhi: Indian boxers Nikhat Zareen (52kg) and Nitu (48kg) hit gold at the Strandja 73rd Memorial Stadium in Sofia, Bulgaria by noticing the perfect victories in their finals on Sunday.

Nitu won 5-0 over Erika Prisciandaro of Italy, a bronze medalist and former world champion. Zareen, on the other hand, defeated Tetiana Kob of Ukraine, was the winner of the 3-1 European Championship.

While Nitu delivers an amazing attacking performance by taking full advantage of his longevity and high frame rate, Zareen is working on a treadmill and a fight that has the right share of clinching, holding and even tumbling some size.

The Hyderabad-based Zareen, who has been a national medal for a long time, has won a gold medal in the 2019 edition of Strandja Memorial.

Nitu is a two-time world youth champion and is also a former gold medalist at the Asian Youth Championships.

The 21-year-old comes from the famous Haryana venue of Indian Boxing, Dhanana village of Bhiwani.

The young man was introduced to football by his father, who took a three-year leave of absence from his state government job to help him receive training in his founding days.

He finally joined a career in Chandigarh when he started doing well internationally.

India won two medals in the last edition with Deepak Kumar and Naveen Boora guarding silver and bronze respectively.

The performance of the men’s squad was underwhelming this season with none of the seven in fray managed to enter the medal round.

In all, the tournament featured over 450 boxers from 36 countries, including traditional powerhouses such as Kazakhstan, Italy, Russia, France and Ukraine, where Russia launched a military operation on Thursday despite a global appeal for restraint.

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