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Nikhat Zareen Won Silver at AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship

Sep 30, 2013 15:26 IST

Former Junior World Champion Nikhat Zareen (54kg) won silver in the AIBA World Youth Boxing Championship held in Albena, Bulgaria on 28 September 2013. In the title clash Nikhat Zareen lost to Yunzi Yuan of China.

Nikhat Zareen registered a comprehensive victory over Desire Galli from Italy in the quarters to advance to the round of four. In the semifinals, the India boxer was up against another junior world champion Viktoriya Virt of Ukraine.

At the age of 15, Nikhat Zareen won the gold medal in flyweight division at the inaugural edition of the AIBA Women's Junior & Youth World Boxing Championship in 2011. Nikhat Zareen belongs to Andhra Pradesh.

In 2013 championship Nikhat Zareen moved into the youth category and fought in the bantamweight division.

The 2013 International Boxing Association (AIBA) Women's Junior and Youth World Boxing Championships held in Albena, Bulgaria from 20 to 29 September 2013.

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