Nikhat Zareen secures Paris Olympic quota; assures of medal at Asian Video games


Nikhat Zareen in motion throughout the Hangzhou Asian Video games. File
| Photograph Credit score: PTI

Two-time world champion boxer Nikhat Zareen secured a Paris Olympics berth and warranted herself of a medal as she cantered to the 50kg semifinals of the Asian Video games in Hangzhou on September 29.

Combating in her third bout of the match, Nikhat wanted lower than three minutes to notch a facile RSC (referee stops contest) win over Nassar Hanan of Jordan within the quarterfinal.

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 present 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-Zero to maneuver to the quarters.

Lakshya Chahar, then again, made a primary spherical exit after he went down 1-Four to Kyrgyzstan’s Omurbek Bekzhigit Uulu within the 80kg Spherical of 16 bout.

Within the girls’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.

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