Hyderabad: Ms. Nikhat Zareen who bagged a gold medal in Bulgaria Boxing Contest received tremendous applause at a felicitation function held at Telangana Bhavan yesterday.
Working President of TRS, Mr. KT Rama Rao felicitated the boxing champion on behalf of Govt. of Telangana and assured that every possible help would be provided to her by the Govt.
It may be mentioned that in Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament which was held in Sofia, Bulgaria, former junior world champion Nikhat Zareen won gold medal and created history. She defeated Filipino Irish Magno by 5-0.
Another Indian, Meena Kumari Devi also won gold by defeating Aira Villegas of Philippines by 3-2.
Manju Rani bagged a silver medal. In final, she was defeated by another Filipino.
According to the report published in NDTV, Pwilao Basumatari (64kg), Neeraj (60kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) settled for bronze medals.
After winning the gold medal, Nikhat Zareen tweeted, “I am very happy to win Gold🥇for India at the Strandja Cup. I dedicate this medal to the families of the CRPF jawans who lost their lives in the Pulwama attack🙏”.
Congratulating Zareen, Mr. KTR wrote, “Many congratulations Nikhat on a fabulous performance & making us all proud 👏👍 Keep punching 🤛 your way to more glory”.