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Updated: September 29, 2013 01:12 IST

Zareen’s splendid show in the ring

V. V. Subrahmanyam
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Nikhat Zareen
Nikhat Zareen

Nikhat Zareen wins silver in the World Youth Boxing Championship

Nikhat Zareen represents the continuing “women force” from A.P. in the world of sports. This 17-year-old boxer from Nizamabad has won a silver in her maiden appearance in the World Youth Boxing Championship held in Bulgaria on Saturday night.

Zareen’s splendid feat proved that sport is not only all about the likes of Sania, Saina, Sindhu, Humpy and Harika but also of lesser-known star performers from the State.

This boxer has served a reminder that her gold in the 2011 Turkey World Junior Boxing Championship (flyweight) was no fluke as she came up with another splendid show in the ring to return - a silver after she lost narrowly in the bantam weight category final in the Women's World Youth Boxing Meet in Bulgaria to Yunzi Yuan of China on Saturday.

The Intermediate student from New Kakatiya College at Nizamabad took to the sport first with the intent to demonstrate that even girls could excel when she first visited SAAP Academy, and she owes her success story to her first coach and uncle Shamsamuddin.

“Once I got the better of ex-junior world champion Viktoriya Virt of Ukraine, the confidence was up. The final was a close encounter and could have gone either way, but I am happy to have made it to the final in my maiden World Youth Meet,” she told Shamsamuddin after her bout over the phone.

“The huge inspiration is, without doubt, Mary Kom who won the world title five times. This performance will boost my morale to aim big,” says Zareen, the only Indian finalist in the championship.

Interestingly, the Indian team’s chief coach is I. Venkateshwar Rao - under whom Zareen and other Indian women boxers have been training in Vizag for almost two years now at the SAI Centre.

“My goal is to qualify for the 2016 Olympics and win a medal for India. That is the biggest dream right now I am chasing,” signs off a confident Zareen.

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Congratulations to Nikhat Zareen.

from:  Dr.Cajetan Coelho
Posted on: Sep 30, 2013 at 11:28 IST

First of all Congrates for your success and hope Sports person like you
may bring Gold in the coming Olympic (Insha Allah) for one of the great
Nation India. Our political system and Media should promote all the
sports so that it becomes dream of youngers to achieve the goal. I wish
huge success in yours and every other sports person like you in the
coming life.

from:  Faraz Ahmad
Posted on: Sep 29, 2013 at 23:47 IST

Congratulations and all the best to Miss Zareen for achieving bigger laurels for the country in the future.

from:  Murtuza
Posted on: Sep 29, 2013 at 19:23 IST

Reading news of such brilliant achievements makes our day. Hats off to you and may you achieve greater success. Kudos to your parents and family who didn't obstruct your path to glory.

from:  Khurram
Posted on: Sep 29, 2013 at 12:24 IST

Way to go...hats off you and congratulations on your achievement. In addition to you i saluate your parents and school who i believe have encouraged you in this endeavor

from:  Srinivas
Posted on: Sep 29, 2013 at 10:39 IST

Go Zareen, Go! Congratulations! Best of Luck for 2016 Olympics Gold. Make India proud!

from:  Sridhar Reddy
Posted on: Sep 29, 2013 at 05:54 IST

Well done Zareen, Keep going. Good luck.

from:  Shiva
Posted on: Sep 29, 2013 at 02:56 IST

Heartiest Congratualtions from all of us in the Embassy ! :-)

from:  Divyabh Manchanda
Posted on: Sep 29, 2013 at 01:38 IST

Heartiest Congratualtions from all of us in the Embassy ! :-)

from:  Divyabh Manchanda
Posted on: Sep 29, 2013 at 01:34 IST
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