Newly crowned world champion Nikhat Zareen is keen to use the experience gained in the recently concluded global event to qualify for the 2024 Olympics at the Asian Games scheduled later this year. The Asian Games are the first qualifying event for the Paris Olympics for the boxers of the continent.
Nikhat, who won the 52kg world title last year, dropped down to the 50kg weight class as it is an Olympic category.
Her performance was lauded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in tweet
Congratulations to @nikhat_zareen for her spectacular victory at the World Boxing Championships and winning a Gold. She is an outstanding champion whose success has made India proud on many occasions. pic.twitter.com/PS8Sn6HbOD
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 26, 2023
Moreover, Contrary to her earlier plans of buying a Mercedes, newly-crowned two-time World Champion Nikhat Zareen now wants to send her parents to perform ‘Umrah’ with the prize money.
Nikhat won her second world championship title with a 5-0 win over Nguyen Thi Tam of Vietnam. With the title she also received USD 100,000 winner’s cheque and ‘Thar’ car gifted by sponsors Mahindra.