Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain and the reigning world champion Nikhat Zareen won Gold medals at the 6th Elite Women’s National Boxing Championships in Bhopal on Monday.
Lovlina Borgohain beat Arundhati Choudhary of Services 5-0 in the 75 kg final, and Nikhat Zareen defeated Anamika of Railways 4-1 in the final of the 50 kg category.
The young boxer from Manipur, Sanamacha Thokchom Chanu, who picked a Gold medal at the 2021 Youth World Championships, also secured the title in the 70 kg by overcoming Madhya Pradesh’s Shruti Yadav 3-2 in the thrilling final.
The other Gold medal winners were Haryana’s Manisha (57 kg) and Saweety Boora (81 kg), Railway Sports Promotion Board’s (RSPB) Sakshi (52 kg), and Madhya Pradesh’s Manju Bamboria (66 kg) in the tournament.
The RSPB team topped the medals tally, with 10 medals, including five gold, three silver and two bronze medals. Madhya Pradesh stood second with one gold, two silver and five bronze medals, and Haryana took the third spot with two gold and two bronze medals.
The winners received the medals in the presence of Union Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur along with the Boxing Federation of India officials.