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Women boxers will repeat the success of 17 years ago, gold medal on the target of Neetu and Sweety today

Pankaj Prasad
Women boxers Sweety and Neetu
Women boxers Sweety and Neetu

Indian women boxers have a chance to repeat the success of 17 years ago.

Indian women boxers have a chance to repeat the success of 17 years ago. Indian boxers won four gold medals in the 2006 World Championship held in Delhi itself. This time also four of its boxers are in the finals - Neetu (48), Nikhat Zareen (50), Lovlina (75) and Sweety Boora (81). Neetu and Sweety will fight for the gold on Saturday, while Nikhat and Lovleena will play the finals on Sunday.

Neetu said - her game improved in this championship

Two-time World Youth and Birmingham Commonwealth Games winner, in front of Neetu, two-time Asian Championship bronze medalist Altantsetseg Lutsaikhan of Mongolia will be there. Neetu looks confident of winning her maiden World Championship gold. She says that she has improved a lot in her game during this championship. Earlier, she used to fight only one way (counter attack), but now she has started playing close. Against top seed Alua of Kazakhstan, she played in a similar manner in which she got success.

Sweety had won silver nine years ago, now there is a chance to win gold. On the other hand, Sweety, who won silver in the 2014 World Championship, has a chance to change the color of her medal. Opposite Sweety will be the 2018 world champion Lina Wang of China. According to Sweety, so far in both the bouts of this tournament, he has given his best offensive performance in the first two rounds, which has also paid off. She would like to continue this performance in the final.

Nikhat will defend her title 

Nikhat, the defending champion and Birmingham Commonwealth Games gold-winner, has landed in the 50 weight category included in the Olympics instead of 52. She will fight six bouts in a tournament for the first time. She will face Vietnam's Nguyen Thai Tam, a two-time Asian champion and bronze medalist at the Jakarta Asian Games, in the final. According to coach Bhaskar Bhatt, Thai Tam is short and plays from a distance. Nikhat plays the middle distance and that will benefit her. Nikhat says she wants to win gold and gift it to her parents.

Lovlina wants to give a strong reply to the critics Lovlina, who won bronze in the World Championships in 2018 and 2019, has been on the target of critics after winning bronze in the Tokyo Olympics. She wants to prove these critics wrong by winning gold here. Lovlina will be up against Australia's Caitlin Parker, who won a bronze medal at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Lovlina has also practiced with him ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Ireland. Lovlina has also adopted a new weight category of 75 kg. She says that in this weight she has played national games, national championships. Now she is feeling more at home here. Coming from a lower weight class, he has the advantage of his speed.