Boxer Nikhat Zareen secures Olympic quota, assures India of medal at Asian Games | Asian Games 2023 News

NEW DELHI: Boxer Nikhat Zareen, the two-time world champion, on Friday secured a Paris Olympics berth and assured herself of a medal as she breezed into the 50kg semis of the Asian Video games in Hangzhou.
In her third match of the continental event, Nikhat wasted no time, taking lower than three minutes to safe a commanding victory through RSC (referee stopping the competition) towards Nassar Hanan of Jordan within the quarters.
The reigning Commonwealth Video games champion set the tone of the bout early on with a pointy jab. Nikhat continued to dominate with a flurry of correct mixture punches.
Such was her domination that the referee was pressured to offer the Jordanian pugilist three standing counts earlier than calling off the competition.
World Championship bronze medallist Parveen managed to outplay native favorite Zichun Xu 5-0 to maneuver to the quarters.
Lakshya Chahar, alternatively, made a primary spherical exit after he went down 1-4 to Kyrgyzstan’s Omurbek Bekzhigit Uulu within the 80kg Spherical of 16 bout.
Within the ladies’s occasions, the semifinalists within the 50kg, 54kg, 57kg, and 60kg whereas the finalists within the 66kg and 75kg will qualify for the Paris Olympics.
The gold and silver medallists in every of the seven weight divisions within the males’s occasion will obtain Olympic quotas.
(With inputs from PTI)

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