Nikhat Zareen has won gold at the 12th edition of the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Istanbul. She defeated Jutamas Jitpong and became the fifth Indian woman boxer to win a medal in boxing after Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, Jenny RL and Lekha KC.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his congratulatory message to congratulate the boxer from Telangana. He wrote “Our boxers have made us proud! Congratulations to @nikhat_zareen for a fantastic gold medal win at the Women’s World Boxing Championship.”
He also congratulated boxers Manisha Moun and Parveen Hooda for winning bronze medals in the same competition.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah also congratulated Nikhat Zareen and wished her all the best for her future endeavours.