This is the second time when Indian boxers have won four gold medals at the World Boxing Championship
Indian women boxers have made the country proud yet again by creating history and winning four gold medals at the just-concluded Women's World Boxing Championship. The championship, which took place at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex in New Delhi from March 16-23, saw the participation of 324 boxers from 65 countries, including several Olympic medallists. Nikhat Zareen, who won gold for a second consecutive year, defeated Nguyem Thi Tam of Vietnam in the 50kg category. Lovlina Borgohain, who had won bronze at the Tokyo Olympics, won her maiden World Championship gold in the 75kg category against Caitlin Parker of Australia. Nitu Ghanghas, who won a bronze medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, won gold in the 48kg category by defeating Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg of Mongolia. Three-time Asian medallist Saweety Boora won her gold in the 81kg category by defeating China's Wang Lina. With her win, Nikhat became only the second Indian to win multiple gold medals at the World Championships (2022 and 2023) after Mary Kom, who has six World Championships gold medals to her name during her illustrious career (2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2018). The Indian boxers not only won the gold medals but also received prize money of $100,000 (INR 82.7 lakhs) for their remarkable achievement after their victory put India at the top of the gold medal tally at the Women's World Boxing Championship, making the country proud of their outstanding performance. Congratulatory tweets pour in for all winners A wave of congratulations flooded social media platforms as soon as the news of Indian women boxers winning four gold medals at the Women's World Boxing Championship broke out. Numerous fans, sports enthusiasts, and celebrities took to Twitter to congratulate the champions on their extraordinary achievements. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to send out separate congratulatory wishes for winners. Congratulating Nitu Ghanghas, he said, “Congratulations to @NituGhanghas333 on winning the prestigious Gold Medal in the Women’s Boxing World Championships. India is elated by her remarkable feat.” For Saweety Boora, he wrote, “Exceptional performance by @saweetyboora! Proud of her for winning the Gold Medal in the Women’s Boxing World Championships. Her success will inspire many upcoming athletes.” Congratulating Nikhat Zareen, he said, “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.” Complimenting Lovlina Borgohain, he said, “Congratulations @LovlinaBorgohai for her stupendous feat at the Boxing World Championships. She showed great skill. India is delighted by her winning the Gold medal.” Legendary boxing champion Mary Kom wrote, “Incredible performance from our Indian women boxing team winning 4 gold medals at the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championship concluded in New Delhi yesterday. Congratulations @NituGhanghas333 @nikhat_zareen @LovlinaBorgohai and @saweetyboora”. India's latest triumph at the Women's World Boxing Championships was a remarkable feat, as it marked the second time in history that the nation secured four gold medals at the prestigious tournament. The previous instance of such a victory was recorded back in 2006 when Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, Jenny Lalremliani, and Lekha KC emerged victorious in their respective categories.