Nikhat Zareen is an Indian boxer born on 14 June 1996. In 2011, she won the gold medal at the AIBA Women’s Youth & Junior World Boxing Championships in Antalya. In addition, she won a bronze medal at the second India Open International Boxing Tournament in Guwahati. Zareen is the fifth Indian woman to win a gold medal at the IBA World Boxing Championships. Zareen wSince June 2021, Zareen has been the general banking officer at Bank of India. gold medal at the 2022 IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships.
Nikhat Zareen Personal Life
Nikhat Zareen was born on 14 June 1996 in Nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana). Her primary education was completed at Nirmala Hrudaya Girls High School in Nizamabad. At AV College in Hyderabad, Telangana, she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree.
In 2020, Zareen was presented electric scooters and a cash award of rupees ten thousand by sports minister V. Srinivas Goud as well as Sports Authority of Telangana State (SATS).
Zareen has been appointed as the staff officer in the Bank of India, zonal office at AC Guards, Hyderabad.
Zareen Career & Family
Zareen trained under her father, Mohammad Jameel Ahmed, for a year in boxing. In 2009, Nikhat was inducted into the Sports Authority of India in Vishakhapatnam to train under Dronacharya awardee IV Rao. In 2010, she was named ‘golden best boxer’ at the Erode Nationals.
2011 Women’s Junior and Youth World Boxing Championships
Won gold medal in flyweight division held at the AIBA Women’s Junior and Youth World Boxing Championship in Turkey. Zareen was up against Turkish boxer Ulku Demir and after three rounds won the bout 27:16.
2014 Youth World Boxing Championships
She won a silver medal in the Youth World Boxing Championship held in Bulgaria in 2014.
2014 Nations Cup International Boxing Tournament
She won a gold medal at the third Nations Cup International Boxing Tournament held in Novi Sad, Serbia on 12 January 2014. Zareen defeated Paltceva Ekaterina of Russia in the 51 kg weight category.
2022 Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament
Zareen defeated Ukraine’s Tetiana Kob, a three-time European Championships medallist 4-1 to clinch a gold medal at the 73rd Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria. The women’s team was led by coach Bhaskar Bhatt. She also beat Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Buse Naz Çakıroğlu in the semi-finals.
2022 IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships
Zareen won the 52kg gold medal at the Women’s World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey, on 19 May 2022, defeating Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas. Zareen became the fifth Indian women’s boxer to win a gold medal at the World Championships, joining Mary Kom, Laishram Sarita Devi, Jenny R. L., and Lekha K. C. She was only the second Indian woman to win a gold medal abroad (outside India) after the legendary Mary Kom.
2022 Commonwealth Games
Zareen won the third gold medal for India at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham by defeating Carly McNaul of Northern Ireland by 5-0 on 7 August 2022. Her mother received the gold medal as a gift.
In 2018, Zareen signed a brand endorsement deal with Adidas. Zareen is supported by the Welspun group and is included in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme of Sports Authority of India.
Nikhat Zareen Awards
Nikhat was appointed the official ambassador of her home town Nizamabad, Telangana.
‘Best Boxer’ in the All India Inter-University Boxing Championship, Jalandhar, Punjab – February 2015
JFW award for Excellence in Sports 2019.
|Birth Place||Nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh (now in Telangana), India|
|Date of Birth||14 June 1996 (age 26)|
|Weight||51 kg (112 lb)|
|Father’s Name||Mohammad Jameel Ahmed|
|mother’s name||Parveen Sultana|
|Collage||AV College of Hyderabad, Telangana|