In the Women's Over 45kg-48kg (minimum weight) finals at the Commonwealth Games 2022, India's Nitu Ghanghas beat England's Demie-Jade Resztan with a stellar performance. With tthat she earned the country its first gold medal in the sport at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Nitu was in control of her game as she punched her way to success.
The barrage of blows the 21-year-old Indian boxer stunned Demie-Jade. Nitu launched into attack mode and began punching her opponent to take crucial match points. She received perfect scores from all five judges to win the first round 5-0. In the second round, all of the judges gave Nitu a perfect score of 10 again, giving India the first gold in boxing.
Later in the day, it was Nikhat Zareen’s turn to win the gold which is also her first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games to add to India's boxing powerhouse in Women's boxing (50kg). Nikhat, the reigning World Champion, finished the final in a swaift manner, and with a unanimous decision against Northern Ireland's Carly MC Naul.
In the initial round, both boxers took their time getting comfortable, but Nikhat just barely prevailed 5-0. Another round of strikes were delivered fairly successfully along with a powerful left hook and her constant barrage of hostile strikes.
Three Indian boxers made the final cut, and the good news is that all three won gold for their country, completing a perfect sweep. Amit Panghal went on to win his first Commonwealth gold medal in the men's 51 kg event.
Indian wrestlers dominated the corebaord in the previous few days, taking home many medals, while track and field athletes and boxers finished the competition on a high note on day 10 at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
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