This is the first time that four Indian boxers are in the finals in the Women’s World Boxing Championship. Nikhat Zareen, Neetu Ghanghas, Sweety and Lovlina have a chance to become world champions
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New Delhi. running in delhi world boxing championship India’s four silver medals have been confirmed. Nikhat Zareen, Neetu Ghanghas, Sweety Boora and Olympic medalist Lovlina Borgohain won their respective weight categories in the semi-final bouts played on Thursday and made it to the finals. All these players had already assured themselves of a medal by reaching the semi-finals. The final match of Neetu and Sweety will be played on Saturday, while Lovlina and Nikhat will compete for the title on Sunday.
The defending champion Nikhat had defeated Colombia’s Ingrid Valencia 5-0 in the semi-finals of the 50 kg category. Valencia is the bronze medalist of the 2016 Rio Olympics. Nikhat said, “Today’s match was the best. I feel I do better when I fight technically sound boxers. I have played against him before and he is a very experienced boxer.
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Lovlina reached the final for the first time
Two-time bronze medalist Lovlina registered a 4-1 victory over China’s Li Qian. This is the first time that Lovlina has reached the final of the World Championship. Lovlina will face Caitlin Park of Australia for the gold medal on Sunday. The story of Sweety is also similar, who won 4-3 over Australia’s Sue Amman Greentree in the semi-final match. In the final, Sweety will face Wang Lina of China.
Neetu took revenge of last year
Neetu Ghanghas faced Alua Balkibekova of Kazakhstan in the semi-finals. Last year Neetu had lost to this boxer. He won 5-2 on the basis of split decision here. Earlier, the match between Neetu and Balkibekova was similar to last year’s quarterfinal. In the first round of the semi-final match, both the players attacked fiercely. Alua won this round 3-2. After this, Neetu came back in the second round and made this round her name with her brilliant punch. Neetu was declared the winner after taking a review at the end of the match. Neetu will next face Asian Championship bronze medalist Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg of Mongolia on Saturday.
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