Women Boxing Championship: Indian Boxer Nitu Ghanghas wins Gold

Indian Boxer Nitu Ghanghas wins Gold

On Saturday at the prestigious tournament, Nitu Ghanghas, a gold medallist at the Commonwealth Games in the 48kg category, secured a World Championship title by defeating Lutsaikhan Altansetseg from Mongolia. Nitu’s incredible performance earned her a flawless victory of 5-0 and the top spot in the minimum weight category, in front of a packed stadium.

Nitu’s aggressive start and effective combination of punches proved to be too much for Altansetseg to handle. This win adds to Nitu’s already impressive achievements, including being a gold medallist at the 2022 Strandja Memorial, and making her the sixth Indian boxer to hold a world champion title. Mary Kom, who has won the championship six times (in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2018), Sarita Devi (2006), Jenny RL (2006), Lekha KC (2006), and Nikhat Zareen (2022) are the other Indian pugilists who have secured the world title.

Journey of Nitu Ghanghas

Nitu Ghanghas is a young Indian boxer who has taken the world by storm with her incredible skills and determination. Born in Rohtak, Haryana, in 2003, Nitu began boxing when she was just nine years old. She quickly realized that she had a passion for the sport and began to train under the watchful eye of her father, a former boxer himself.

Nitu’s talent was evident from a young age, and she quickly made a name for herself in the amateur boxing circuit. She first came into the spotlight when she won a bronze medal at the Junior Women’s National Boxing Championship in 2015. The following year, she won a silver medal in the same tournament.

In 2017, Nitu won a gold medal at the National Youth Boxing Championship, which was held in Hyderabad. She then went on to represent India at the Youth World Boxing Championship in Guwahati, where she won a bronze medal. This victory was a significant milestone for Nitu as it marked her first international medal.

Nitu continued to make waves in the boxing world and was eventually selected to represent India at the Commonwealth Games in 2018. In her debut at the Games, she won a gold medal in the women’s flyweight category (48 kg). This victory made her the first female boxer from Haryana to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Nitu’s success at the Commonwealth Games propelled her into the limelight, and she became a household name in India. She continued to train hard and participate in various national and international tournaments, including the Asian Boxing Championship and the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship.

In 2022, Nitu won a gold medal at the prestigious Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament held in Bulgaria. This victory was a significant milestone for Nitu as it marked her first gold medal at an international tournament. Her impressive performance at the tournament caught the attention of boxing enthusiasts worldwide, and she was hailed as a rising star in the sport.

Later that same year, Nitu added another feather to her cap when she won the Women’s World Boxing Championship in Istanbul, Turkey. She defeated Lutsaikhan Altansetseg from Mongolia to win the championship in the 48 kg category. With this win, Nitu became the sixth Indian boxer to win a World Championship title, joining the likes of Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, and Nikhat Zareen.

Nitu’s journey to the top has not been without its challenges. Like many female boxers in India, she has had to fight against societal norms and stereotypes that have traditionally discouraged women from participating in contact sports. However, Nitu has remained undeterred in the face of these obstacles, and her determination and hard work have paid off in the form of her numerous victories.

Nitu’s success has also inspired a new generation of female boxers in India, who see her as a role model and a beacon of hope. She has become a symbol of empowerment and has shown that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.

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In addition to her achievements in the boxing ring, Nitu is also an advocate for education and believes in the importance of balancing sports and academics. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Maharishi Dayanand University in Rohtak, while continuing to train and compete at the highest level.

In conclusion, Nitu Ghanghas is a remarkable athlete who has achieved a great deal at a young age. Her success in the boxing ring has made her a role model for young girls in India, and her story is a testament to the power of determination and hard work. As she continues to break barriers and set new records, Nitu is sure to inspire many more young women to follow in her footsteps and pursue their dreams.

Vivek Agarwal is the co founder & COO of The Wanderer India & NV Rise an internet based company. Passionate about helping people through social work, he empathizes with worldly struggles through his poetry. A passionate digital marketer who loves to plan and manage marketing strategies to build a brand’s visibility online.
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