Wednesday, September 20, 2023

With an Asiad medal, Nikhat Zareen hopes to qualify for the Paris Olympics


Semis spot adequate, yet boxing's banner young lady has sights set on gold

NEW DELHI: Nikhat Zareen has been in super hot structure for quite a while. She is undefeated in the ring since Spring last year, getting two Big showdowns titles and a Federation Games gold during this period.

The Indian ladies' boxing's banner young lady will next be found in real life at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, which will likewise check her presentation at the mainland occasion. Nikhat will be the #1 to win gold in the ladies' 50kg classification. All the while, she will attempt to get a quantity place for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Four Olympic compartments will be on offer in Nikhat's weight class and an elimination round section will be sufficient to book her trip to the Mid year Games. " That will be my main concern," Nikhat had prior said. " This will be my most memorable Asian Games and I'm sure of winning gold. I'm certain about my possibilities."

The boxing contests at the Asiad will run from September 24 to October 5 and India will be addressed by 13 fighters - seven men and six ladies.

Nikhat, who has set up a good foundation for herself as a commendable replacement to unbelievable M C Mary Kom in the flyweight division, will begin her mission on the first day of the season of boxing rivalries on September 24 at the Hangzhou Exercise room.

For Nikhat, her greatest opponent at the Asiad will be double cross Asian boss - Vietnamese Nguyen Th Cap. Their ways will cross either in the quarterfinal or the elimination round stage.

In Spring this year, Nikhat had crushed Thi Hat in the last to turn into the main Indian fighter other than Mary Kom to get various titles at the boxing Scenes.

Discussing her session after her triumph over Thi Hat, Nikhat had said: " The session against her was my hardest in the whole competition and since this was the last match of the meet, I needed to use my energy totally and leave everything in the ring. It was a rollercoaster of a session with the two of us getting alerts along with eight counts. It was extremely close."

For Nikhat, it was a difficult decision to pick between her regular load of 52-54kg or move to a lower division of 50kg. She as a rule contends in the non-Olympic weight class of 52kg yet for the Asiad and Paris, she moved to the 50kg division.

Nikhat accepts that the fighters who climb to higher weight classes are the ones "off guard".

"It's hard to change weight classifications as there are contrasts in every division. I dropped down to 50kg on the grounds that it could never have had a lot of effect as my ongoing weight drifts around 51kg or 51.5kg. Thus, that way I'll need to chop down just a tad of weight," she said.

Aside from Nikhat, Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist and title holder Lovlina Borgohain will be another large award trust in the middleweight classification. Indian fighters had gotten a gold and a bronze at the Jakarta Asian Games in 2018.

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