Newly crowned world champion Nikhat Zareen will use the experience gained in the recently concluded global event to qualify for the 2024 Olympics at the Asian Games scheduled later this year in Hangzhou, China.
The Asian Games are the first qualifying event for the Paris Olympics for the boxers of the continent.
Nikhat, who won the 52kg world title last year, dropped down to the 50kg weight class as it is an Olympic category.
“This tournament was a good experience.Especially in the 50kg category, which is an Olympic category.I didn’t get seeding also.I had to fight six bouts.But in the end, I have won a gold medal here and I am happy,” Nikhat said.
The World Championships was Nikhat’s second international event in the 50kg event.She had won the gold at the Commonwealth Games last year.
“I will learn from these experiences and try to become stronger.”