Indian boxers Nikhat Zareen, Manisha and Parveen entered the semi-finals of their respective categories and assured themselves medals at the 12th edition of the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Istanbul on Monday.
Confirming India’s first World Championships medal with a place in the semi-finals was Nikhat, who clinched a dominating 5-0 win against England’s Charley-Sian Taylor Davison. Following that Manisha got the better of Mongolia’s Namuun Monkhor in the hard-fought 57kg quarter-final by a 4-1 margin.
The third medal confirmation came from Parveen (63kg) who defeated Tajikistan’s Shoira Zulkaynarova by an unanimous 5-0 scoreline. She will be up against Ireland’s Amy Broadhurst in the semi-final.
However, it was end of the campaign for the country’s five other pugilists—Nitu (48kg), Pooja Rani (81kg), Anamika (50kg), Jaismine (60kg) and Nandini (+81kg) who suffered defeats in their respective last eight bouts.