Nikhat Zareen is among four Indian Boxers to make it to the Elorda Cup Finals

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Reigning world champion Nikhat Zareen delivered a sensational performance, securing a 5-0 win over Kazakhstan’s Tomiris Myrzakul in the women’s 52kg semifinal at the Elorda Cup 2024 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Her victory propels her into the final, where she will vie for the coveted gold medal.

Nikhat Zareen leads the way as Indian Boxers make it to the finals

But Nikhat wasn’t alone in her triumph. Besides Nikhat, Minakshi (48kg), Anamika (50kg) and Manisha (60kg) also made their way into the finals comfortably.

Minakshi and Manisha put up similar dominating displays in their semi-finals to grab a 5-0 unanimous victory against Kazakh boxers Gulnaz Buribayeva and Tangatar Assem respectively. Anamika, on the other hand, was adjudged victorious after her opponent Kazakhstan’s Gulnar Turapbay was disqualified for excessive holding after three warnings.

Meanwhile, Sonu (63kg) and Manju Bamboriya (66kg) ended their campaigns with bronze medals after suffering contrasting defeats in their last clashes. Sonu fought valiantly against Uzbekistan’s Zieda Yarasheva but ended up on a losing side with a 2-3 scoreline whereas Manju Bamboriya faced a tough 0-5 loss against China’s Liu Yang.

Four Indian men pugilists Yaiphaba Singh Soibam (48kg), Abhishek Yadav (67kg), Vishal (86kg) and Gaurav Chauhan (92+kg) will play their semifinal bouts on Friday.

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