On Sunday in Birmingham, the unstoppable Nikhat Zareen added a Commonwealth Games gold medal in light flyweight (50 kg) to her impressive collection of medals, while Amit Panghal (51 kg) started his road to recovery with a much-needed gold-winning performance.
In her first appearance at the CWG, Nikhat, who has been winning matches since the Nationals last year, demonstrated her supremacy over Northern Ireland’s Carly Mc Naul by punching her way to a convincing 5-0 victory.
Panghal, on the other hand, made up for his defeat to Kiaran MacDonald in the Commonwealth Games final of 2018 by winning the competition with a convincing 5-0 victory over the favorite.
The day’s third gold medal for Indian boxers came from youthful Nitu Ghanghas (48 kg), who also dominated in her CWG debut.
The Indian fighters will return from Birmingham with seven medals, two fewer than in the last competition.
Prior to becoming a world champion, Nikhat began the year by winning the famous Strandja Memorial tournament.
The Telangana boxer, who reduced his weight for the CWG from 52 to 50 pounds, glided around the ring, effortlessly connecting with hooks and precise jabs. She was as strong in defense.
She dominated the nine minutes to the point where it was clear the verdict would be made in her favor.