22 years old Indian Boxer, Nitu Ghangas wins the finals of the Women’s World Boxing Championship by 5-0 defeating Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg of Mongolia in the 48 kg category.
New Delhi, India,
The 13th edition of the 2023 IBA Women’s World Boxing Championship was held in New Delhi, India from 15th March – 26th March. Around 324 boxers have participated in the championship from 65 nations.
From India, Nitu Ghangas, Saweety Boora, Nikhat Zareen, and Lovlina Borgohain have given powerful performances to reach the finals.
Sweety Boora, Nitu Ghangs, and Lovlina Borgohain have made their marks to the finals in the 81 kg, 48 kg, and 75 kg categories respectively.
India has won a total of 11 gold medals in the Women’s World Boxing tournament, where 6 were clinched by Mary Kom.
Nitu Ghangas in Women’s World Boxing Championship finals:
Nitu Ghangas after defeating Alua Balkibekova of Kazakhstan on Thursday advanced to the Finals.
Pugilist Nitu Ghangas was competing in her second World Championship and advanced to the final against 28 years old Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg who is the two-time Asian Championships, bronze medallist.
Nitu Ghangas defeated Lutsaikhan with a spectacular dominating win of 5-0. Nitu dominated Altantsetseg in the first round but was warned 3-2 in the second round. But clinched the third round to Mark her win against her strong opponent Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg from Mongolia in the finals today on Saturday, 25th of March.
Nitu Ghangas wins 5-0 after a unanimous decision. Bagging India’s first gold in the 2023 Women’s World Boxing Championship.
About Nitu Ghangas:
Nitu Ghangas is a 22-year-old world champion boxer in light flyweight hailing from a small village in India Dhanna of Bhiwani district of Haryana.
She has twice won the World Championship with gold medals in 2017 & 2018 and also a gold medal in CWG (Commonwealth Games) in 2022.
Nitu Ghangas’ father introduced Nitu to boxing to find a constructive way to channel his energy. Nitu started to formally train in boxing by the time she was 12 but she failed to make any inroads in the first couple of years. Frustrated by her lack of progress, Nitu decided to give up on the sport but her father intervened. Her father took a three-year-long unpaid leave from his job to help his daughter realize her dreams of becoming a boxer.
He did some farming on a small stretch of land he owned and also took a loan of about six lakh rupees to take care of the costs. He also oversaw Nitu’s training and diet personally. During this period, Nitu Ghanghas was noticed by renowned coach Jagdish Singh, the founder of the renowned Bhiwani Boxing Club and one of the mentors of Vijender Singh.
Nitu is a BA student at the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, joined the Bhiwani Boxing Club, and used to travel 40 km every day on her father’s scooter to train.
PM Narendra Modi also congratulated Nitu Ghangas on her win in the CWG in 2022.