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Nikhat zareen is an amateur woman boxer from Nizamabad who won a silver medal at the 2nd India Open International Boxing Tournament held in Guwahati.

Nikhat Zareen
Personal information
NationalityIndian
Born (1996-06-14) 14 June 1996 (age 23)
Nizamabad district, Telangana
Weight51 kg (112 lb)
Sport
SportBoxing
Weight classFlyweight

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Early lifeEdit

Nikhat was born in Nizamabad, Telangana, India.[1][2] She completed her primary education from the Nirmala Hrudaya Girls High School in Nizamabad.[3] She is pursuing a degree in Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) at AV College in Hyderabad, Telangana.[4]

CareerEdit

Early training and inspirationEdit

Her father, Mohammad Jameel Ahmed, introduced her to boxing and she trained under him for a year.[3] Nikhat was inducted into the Sports Authority of India in Vishakhapatnam to train under Dronacharya awardee, IV Rao in 2009. A year later she was being declared as the 'golden best boxer' at the Erode Nationals in 2010.[3]

2011 Women's Junior and Youth World Boxing ChampionshipsEdit

  • Won gold medal in flyweight division held at the AIBA Women’s Junior and Youth World Boxing Championship in Turkey.

2014 Youth World Boxing ChampionshipsEdit

2014 Nations Cup International Boxing TournamentEdit

  • Won Gold medal at the third Nations Cup International Boxing Tournament held in Novi Sad, Serbia on 12 January 2014. Zareen defeated Paltceva Ekaterina of Russia in the 51 kg weight category.

2015 16th Senior Woman National Boxing ChampionshipEdit

  • Won Gold Medal at 16th Senior Woman National Boxing Championship at Assam,[6]

AwardsEdit

  • Nikhat was appointed the official ambassador of her home town Nizamabad, Telangana.[7]
  • ‘Best Boxer’ in the All India Inter-University Boxing Championship, Jalandhar, India - February 2015[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Firstpost. "India’s Nikhat Zareen wins silver at Youth World Boxing | Firstpost". Archived from the original on 29 September 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Nikhat Zareen wins silver - The Hindu". thehindu.com. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Nikhat Zareen wins over family resistance - The Times of India". articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Nikhat Zareen packs a punch". The Hindu. 26 February 2015. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Boxer awaits reward amid political turmoil - The Hindu". thehindu.com. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Boxer Nikhat Zareen won Gold Medal 16th Senior Woman National Boxing Championship at Assam - indtoday.com - INDToday". indtoday.com.
  7. ^ "Nikhat Zareen is brand ambassador of Nizamabad". The Hindu. 13 December 2014. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 30 October 2015.