India Day 6 at CWG 2022

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Nikhat Zareen and Indian boxing team

Highlights

  • India got 3 medals on the sixth day of the Games
  • India is set to get 3 medals in boxing
  • Nikhat, Neetu, Hasamuddin won their respective quarterfinal matches

India Day 6 at CWG 2022: Indian boxers continue their stellar performance on the sixth day of the Commonwealth Games. In Wednesday’s quarterfinal bout, Indian woman boxer Nikhat Zareen won her quarterfinal bout in the 50kg light flyweight category. She defeated Helen Jones of Wales 5-0 to reach the semi-finals to ensure at least a bronze medal for India.

Before them, Neetu Ghanghas and Mohammad Sahmuddin confirmed their medals by registering victories. Neetu of Bhiwani defeated Nicole Clyde of North Ireland in her match while Hasamuddin defeated Trigan Morming Ndevelo of Namibia.

The 28-year-old boxer from Nizamabad won the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast four years ago. Four years later, Hasamuddin had to sweat profusely in the ring to ensure his bronze medal at the Birmingham Games.

Before the match against Hasamuddin, 21-year-old Neetu Ghanghas put up a strong performance in her quarterfinal match. He continued to rain punches on Clyde. He completely knocked down the opposing boxer in two rounds. As a result, the referee had to stop the bout after two rounds and declare Neetu the winner.

Neetu is making her Commonwealth Games debut in Birmingham. In the weight category she is participating in, legendary boxer MC Mary Kom takes part, which means that there is pressure to fill a huge space in front of her. Mary Kom was not available for the Commonwealth Games due to injury during the selection trials.

The Indian boxing contingent had trained in Ireland before coming to Birmingham and Neetu benefitted immensely from this match against Clyde.

Neetu Ghanghas said after her bout, “It was my first bout against him but we trained together in Ireland two weeks ago and that paid off. I know how much to expect”

Apart from boxing, good news came for India in Judo. Indian female judoka Tulika Mann won the silver medal in the +78 kg weight category. She had to settle for a silver medal in the final after losing against Sarah Adlington of Scotland.

Talking about other matches, in hockey, the Indian women’s and men’s team defeated Canada in their respective matches. At the same time, Lovepreet Singh won a bronze medal for India in the weightlifting 109 kg category.

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