The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) and Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) on Tuesday felicitated all three medal winners, Nikhat Zareen, Manisha Moun and Parveen Kumar of the twelfth IBA Ladies’s World Boxing Championships on the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi, which was additionally attended by the Union Sports activities Minister Anurag Thakur.
With one gold and two bronze medals from the celebrated match, the Indian group secured the third place within the group rankings with 23 factors after Turkey (48 factors) and Eire (23 factors) who completed first and second respectively.
Whereas talking on the felicitation ceremony, the Sports activities Minister Anurag Singh Thakur congratulated the medal winners and mentioned that we should rejoice present achievements however at all times hold aiming for the following championship.
“Our betis (daughters) have made us proud. There was a time when Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi used to talk about Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao and now it’s bearing fruit. Nikhat mentioned she would not wish to cease; she needs to win extra medals.
We want this ardour and dedication from you all. We’ve got to maintain going ahead. You’re the inspiration for grassroots athletes. The TOPS scheme has ensured everybody will get the services. We should rejoice what we have now achieved immediately however at all times intention for the following huge Championships. Let’s deliver extra medals for India in 2024,” the Minister mentioned.
BFI President Ajay Singh, Secretary-Normal Hemanta Kalita, Treasurer Digvijay Singh, Vice President Debojo Maharshi and Sandeep Pradhan, DG SAI had been additionally current on the event as they interacted with the boxers and congratulated them on the medal-winning feats.
“It’s actually nice that you simply’ve performed so properly on the World Championships however this isn’t the place we have now to cease. This whole train we have now is in regards to the Olympics that are simply two years away. Big vote of because of the Ministry of Sports activities and Sports activities Authority of India for all their help,” BFI President Ajay Singh mentioned.
Clinching their maiden medals on the world’s greatest boxing match, Nikhat Zareen (52kg) turned the nation’s solely fifth lady to win gold whereas Manisha (57kg) and Parveen (63kg) bagged bronze medals on the occasion, which concluded in Istanbul final week.
“I thank everybody for felicitating and inspiring us immediately. I promise I’ll hold working laborious and make my nation proud in future additionally. Have turn out to be world champion now and with God’s grace I hope I’ll stand in entrance of you as Olympic champion,” Nikhat mentioned.
Solely Mary Kom (2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2018)—the six-time champion, Sarita Devi (2006), Jenny RL (2006) and Lekha KC (2006) had received World Championships titles for India earlier than Nikhat.
In what was celebrated because the twentieth anniversary of the Ladies’s World Championships, the Indian group added three medals in Istanbul to take its general tally to 39—the third-highest after Russia’s 60 and China’s 50 medals.