Sports News | PM Modi congratulates World Boxing C’ship winners Zareen, Manisha and Parveen for making the country proud


New Delhi [India]Jun 2 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with World Boxing Championship champion boxers Nikhat Zareen, Manisha Moun and Parveen Hooda on Wednesday, who shared their experiences from the tournament.

Prime Minister Modi congratulated the medal winners of this prestigious event for making the country proud.

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Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen made her way into the record books as she clinched a gold medal at the 12th edition of the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships with a dominating 5-0 win.

Asked about the toughest match of the tournament on such a big forum, Nikhat Zareen said: “The matches weren’t difficult or difficult with anyone, but I was tense in the final because everyone was waiting for me to win. I was so happy that I won the final.”

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The Nizamabad (Telangana) born boxer became the fifth Indian woman to win a gold medal at the World Boxing Championships after the record six times Mary Kom (2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2018), Sarita Devi (2006), Jenny RL (2006) and Lekha KC (2006).

Manisha Moun and rookie Parveen Hooda won bronze medals at 57kg and 63kg respectively.

Prime Minister Modi further congratulated Manisha Moun who won the bronze medal in the prestigious tournament. Speaking about his World Boxing Championship campaign, Manisha said, “The competition has been tough for me since the injury. Now I have to improve with more effort.”

Parveen Hooda, who also won a bronze medal, said: “It was my first big competition. I went to the tournament thinking that no matter what, I have to give my best.

After the interaction, the Prime Minister tweeted:

“Glad to have met boxers @nikhat_zareen, @BoxerMoun and Parveen Hooda who made India proud at the Women’s World Boxing Championship. We had great conversations about their life journey including passion for the sport and life beyond. Best wishes for their future endeavours.”

India’s women’s contingent concluded their campaign with three medals at the world’s biggest boxing event in Istanbul. (ANI)

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