They say success always follows hard work and standing up to this saying is Nikhat Zareen by winning the gold medal with 5-0 at the World Boxing Championship in Istanbul and created history. And this Golden woman is from our Telangana bidda. She brought India its first gold medal in the last 4 years in the field of boxing.
She stands out for a lot of things. She is the first boxer for Telangana and adding to it, the first Telangana boxer to win a gold medal. In February she become the first Indian boxer to win two gold medals at Strandja Memorial. And now, she became the fifth Indian female boxer to win gold at the World Boxing championship.
Nikhat, a 25-year-old girl from Nizamabad district in Telangana comes from a very middle-class conservative family. She completed her schooling in Nizamabad and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in AV college in Hyderabad.
She lives in Nizamabad with her parents and 3 sisters. Her mom Parveen Sultana is a housewife and her father, Jameel Ahmed was a sales officer in Saudi Arabia before returning to India. She lived in a place that had no resources and sports infrastructure for her to practice and upskill herself.
While most parents second doubt about girls taking up a career in sports, her parents supported her dreams. She was inspired by her cousins who were international boxers and wanted to become like them. And that’s how her boxing journey began in 2009.
Ring looki digina 6 months loone, Karimnagar lo jarigina State championship 2010 lo gold medal gelichindhi. Tarvata, Rural Nationals of Punjab lo and Tamil Nadu Sub-Junior Nationals lo gold gelichindhi, Nikhat. Appatininchi ippatidaaka chala medals gelusthune ochindhi.
Nikhat ki lack of resources inka infrastructure tho paatu, coach kuda appativaraku leeru. Kaani aadi tana dream nunchi deter cheyyaledhu. Tana talent ni chusi tana uncle Mohammed Samsamuddin Nizamabad to unna training Centre, Sports Authority lo Andhra Pradesh (SAAP) lo unna open space lo tanaki training ivvadam start chesaru.
International boxer cousins tho box cheyyadam tanaki chala confidence ichindhi. 11 years back Junior World Cup women’s boxing championship lo gold gelichi, undivided Andhra Pradesh lo aa medal gelichina first boxer ga nilichindhi.
And now, another Gold at the ultimate championship. Her parents and her whole family were extremely elated with this win of hers. And now Nikhat and her want to bag a medal at the Olympics.
Nikhat beats Thai Boxer Jitpong in the final of 52kg with unanimous decision, 5-0.
A World Championship Gold Medal in her first attempt.👏🏼👏🏼🥇May 19, 2022
Well, we can’t wait to see the glory she will bring to India as well as the State of Telangana.
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